The role of non-state actors in sustainable futures

Neoliberal thought has exerted significant influence over the crafting and delivery of environmental policy. This has manifested in enlisting non-state actors to advance environmental policy agendas in ways that were previously the responsibility of the state. The participation of these non-state actors, individually or through co-management, is positioned as integral to solving intractable environmental challenges. This research considers ways that various non-state actors have chosen to embrace or resist this shift in responsibility, or responsibilisation, in areas as diverse as habitat restoration, marine pollution prevention, renewable energy, and climate justice.

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Deanna Grant-Smith