Institutional work in environmental governance

James J. Patterson, Raoul Beunen*

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Abstract

In this Special Issue, we interrogate and evaluate the concept of institutional work in the domain of environmental governance, by bringing together diverse papers spanning a range of substantive and theoretical approaches. The papers apply the concept of institutional work across fields of regional development, water governance, climate change adaptation, and urban planning, and disciplines of planning, sociology, political science, geography, and anthropology. As a whole, the Special Issue contributes to a growing body of literature exploring the role of agency in processes of institutional change. This has implications for environmental governance scholarship, which emphasises the role of institutions across all scales from local to global and to understanding transformations in governance systems within which institutional change plays a central role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume62
Issue number1
Early online date31 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • institutional work
  • institutions
  • agency
  • ideas
  • discourse
  • EARTH SYSTEM GOVERNANCE
  • ADAPTATION
  • IDEAS
  • INERTIA
  • SCIENCE
  • POWER

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