Global environental governance and North-South Dynamics: The case of CITES

Duffy, Rosaleen (2013) Global environental governance and North-South Dynamics: The case of CITES. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (2). pp. 222-239. ISSN 0263-774X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper addresses a gap in our understanding of how links between states and nonstate actors intersect with North–South dynamics. It draws together the literatures on NGOs with the debates on privatised forms of global governance to provide a deeper understanding of the growing role of nonstate actors in managing transnational environmental issues. I argue that the inclusion of nonstate actors can serve to reinforce and deepen existing global inequalities. I use the example of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to shed light on the complex dynamics that surround (apparently) interstate environmental governance mechanisms. The CITES is one of the earliest examples of engagement with nonstate actors as shapers and drivers of environmental governance. As such, it provides us with important lessons about the problems associated with including a wider range of actors in global environmental governance mechanisms, especially engagement with Southern partners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: global environmental governance, NGOs, ivory, elephants, the CITES, Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Shelley Malekia
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 13:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30096 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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