Special Issue "Land Use and Global Value Chains"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017) | Viewed by 7132
The impacts of globalization on land use change have been a preoccupation in the scientific and policy realms for at least the last decade. Research has documented the impacts of globalized trade on deforestation, biodiversity, water quality and availability, land rights, and environmental governance, among many other areas (Meyfroidt et al. 2013, Sikor et al. 2013). A common thread of research has also developed around new hybrid mechanisms of environmental governance that have emerged as a response to these negative impacts (Auld et al. 2010, Mayer and Gereffi 2010). The private sector, together with NGOs, has developed environmental governance mechanisms to reduce impacts on ecosystem services and to improve human wellbeing. Because such mechanisms are usually voluntary and privately driven, the literature has also explored its limits, and thus, possible connections to public governance and supra-national governance (Albareda et al. 2008, Borzel and Risse 2010, Borzel et al. 2012, Knudsen and Moon 2012, Lambin et al. 2014, Ponte and Sturgeon 2014, Verbruggen 2013).
This Special Issue aims at reflecting on new frontiers in research regarding land use and global value chains. We are particularly interested in the following domains:
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of hybrid mechanisms for sustainability in targeting conservation hotspots, producing synergies with domestic public policies to enhance environmental governance and create regional impacts to effectively protect ecosystem services and human well-being.
- Analyses of the legitimacy, transparency and equity implications of hybrid forms of environmental governance and its connections to public policies.
- The implications of land use change in a globalized era for climate adaptation and resilience.
Dr. Ximena Rueda Fajardo
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Albareda, L.; Lozano, J.; Tencati, A.; Midttun, A.; Perrini, F. The changing role of governments in corporate social responsibility: drivers and responses. Business Ethics: A European Review 2008, 17, 347–363
Auld, G.; Cashore, B.; Balboa, C.; Bozzi, L.; Renckens, S. Can Technological Innovations Improve Private Regulation in the Global Economy? Business & Politics 2010, 12, 1–39. doi:10.2202/1469-3569.1323
Börzel, T.A.; Hönke, J.; Thauer, C.R. Does it really take the state? Business & Politics 2012, 14, 1–34. doi:10.1515/bap-2012-0023.
Börzel, T.A.; Risse, T. Governance without a state: Can it work? Regulation & Governance 2010, 4(2), 113-134. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5991.2010.01076.x.
Knudsen, J.; Moon, J. Corporate Social Responsibility as Mutual Governance: International Interactions of Government Civil Society and Business. 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2163655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2163655.
Lambin, E.F.; Meyfroidt, P.; Rueda, X.; Blackman, A.; Börner, J.; Cerutti, P.O.; Walker, N.F. Effectiveness and synergies of policy instruments for land use governance in tropical regions. Global Environmental Change 2014, 28, 129–140.
Mayer, F.; Gereffi, G. Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance. Business & Politics 2010, 12(3), 1–25. doi:10.2202/1469-3569.1325.
Meyfroidt, P.; Lambin, E.F.; Erb, K.H.; Hertel, T.W. Globalization of land use: Distant drivers of land change and geographic displacement of land use. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2013, 5, 438–444.
Ponte, S.; Sturgeon, T. Explaining governance in global value chains: A modular theory-building effort. Review of International Political Economy 2014, 21, 195–223. doi:10.1080/09692290.2013.809596.
Sikor, T.; Auld, G.; Bebbington, A.J.; Benjaminsen, T.A.; Gentry, B.S.; Hunsberger, C.; Upton, C. Global land governance: from territory to flow? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2013, 5, 522–527.
Verbruggen, P. Gorillas in the closet? Public and private actors in the enforcement of transnational private regulation. Regulation & Governance 2013, 7, 512–532. doi:10.1111/rego.12026.