(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Technocratic norms, political culture and climate change governance

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KNOX-HAYES J. (1) ; HAYES J. (2) ;
(1) School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ETATS-UNIS


The goal of this article is to develop a better understanding of how purportedly universalistic prescriptions for addressing climate change developed at the global level – the financialization of carbon emissions through managed markets – interact with local political economic cultures. It argues local political economic cultures play a crucial role in governing how local economies operate and that universalistic policy prescriptions are unlikely to succeed if they do not incorporate flexibility to take account of unique local economic practices. To support this argument, it examines the dynamics of climate governance through the creation of emissions markets in three different cultural contexts: the European Union, Australia, and the state of California in the United States. In each, it finds varying interactions between global technocratic narratives and scale-level political and cultural structures. These context specific interactions in turn contribute to different governance and economic outcomes with respect to climate change


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series B. Human geography / ISSN 0435-3684

Editor : Generalstabens litografiska anstlalt, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 96, no3 [pp. 261-276]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/geob.12050

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