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Multi-Interest Self-Governance through Global Product Certification Programs

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dc.contributor.author Meidinger, Errol
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-01T16:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-01T16:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6444
dc.description.abstract "This paper describes emerging new governance systems centered on programs that seek to 'certify' products as having been produced in environmentally or socially appropriate ways. These programs typically promulgate their own standards, which are often considerably stricter than state standards, and to implement them through distinctive inspection and monitoring institutions. Conventionally labeled as 'self-governance' because they are organized around global product chains, the programs also incorporate a growing variety of non-economic interests from around the world in policy making and implementation. The paper focuses on forestry, but also discusses organic agriculture, apparel, and fisheries certification, describing the structure and dynamics of these programs as well as their relationships to state legal regimes. It suggests, among other things, that the programs have had surprisingly large effects on operational practices, that they may be evolving distinctive new accountability systems, and that they rely particularly heavily on 'logics of appropriateness' in seeking to establish their legitimacy." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Paper No. 2006-016 en_US
dc.subject accountability en_US
dc.subject certification en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject international trade en_US
dc.subject self-governance en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.subject environmentalism en_US
dc.title Multi-Interest Self-Governance through Global Product Certification Programs en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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