"Governance generating networks: interface of global and local actors in installing new forest management practices in Russia" by Maria Tysiachniouk

Past Event

01 November 2013, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Herbertson Room, OUCE
Herbertson Room, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

This seminar is organised by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin
School Centre

Speaker: Maria Tysiachniouk, PhD, Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russian

Summary: This talk provides a novel approach for understanding and analyzing transnational governance by private authority. It brings together theoretical and empirical insights by introducing a new master concept: governance generating networks (GGN). These networks comprise three structural elements: nodes of design -where global standards are developed, forums of negotiation – where stakeholders discuss and negotiate the standards, and sites of implementation - where global rules are transferred into concrete practices on the ground. This concept captures both transnational processes and local practices that take place in the sites of implementation, involving local actors and stakeholders as they react and adjust to the new global standards.

The talk focuses on forest governance through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme, investigating implementation of FSC standards in Russia. The talk assesses how global governance through the FSC contributes to forest governance in Russia, and to what extent it fills an institutional void by giving voice to private actors and enabling them to foster sustainable forest management.

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