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Setting the Standard

Certification, Governance, and the Forest Stewardship Council

by (author) Christopher Tollefson, Fred Gale & David Haley

UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2009
Natural Resources, Environmental, Forestry, Forests & Rainforests, International, Environmental Conservation & Protection
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    Jul 2009
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    Oct 2008
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Setting the Standard chronicles the emergence and implications of an ambitious experiment in civil-society-led global governance: the Forest Stewardship Council. Drawing on a pioneering case study of this negotiation process, this book explores the challenges associated with implementing the FSC's global vision on the ground. Indeed, the establishment of an FSC standard for British Columbia was achieved only after difficult and protracted negotiations at the regional, national, and global levels. This important work also undertakes a detailed comparative analysis of FSC standards and standard-setting processes elsewhere and grapples with the broader implications for global governance and regulatory theory.

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Contributor Notes

Chris Tollefson is a professor of law at the University of Victoria. Fred Gale is a senior lecturer in the School of Government at the University of Tasmania. David Haley is a professor emeritus of the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia.

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