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ERIC Number: EJ1006152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
From Government to Governance? Forest Certification and Crisis Displacement in Ontario, Canada
Hackett, Ryan
Journal of Rural Studies, v30 p120-129 Apr 2013
Discussions of forest certification have tended to characterize certification systems as a prime example of the hollowing out of the state and a shift from government to governance. The continued contention that certification is a product of a retreating state has implications for how we understand democratic participation and fails to pay attention to the ways in which such an arrangement benefits the state in extra-economic terms. The case of forest certification in Ontario, Canada problematizes this emphasis and provides, rather, a case study in how certification is less a shift in power from state to market and more a reconfiguration of state power in the face of environmentally induced legitimacy crises.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada