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Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure in Global Environmental Governance

Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure in Global Environmental Governance Although transparency is a key concept of our times, it remains a relatively understudied phenomenon in global environmental politics. The link between transparency and accountable, legitimate and effective governance is assumed, yet the nature and workings of this link require further scrutiny. Transparency via information disclosure is increasingly at the heart of a number of global environmental governance initiatives, termed “governance-by-disclosure” here. The article identifies two assumptions that underpin such governance-by-disclosure initiatives, and calls for comparative analysis of the workings of such assumptions in practice, as a way to illuminate the nature and implications of a transparency turn in global environmental governance and its link to accountable, legitimate and effective governance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Environmental Politics MIT Press

Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure in Global Environmental Governance

Global Environmental Politics , Volume 8 (2) – May 1, 2008

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2008 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject
Forum
ISSN
1526-3800
eISSN
1536-0091
DOI
10.1162/glep.2008.8.2.1
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Abstract

Although transparency is a key concept of our times, it remains a relatively understudied phenomenon in global environmental politics. The link between transparency and accountable, legitimate and effective governance is assumed, yet the nature and workings of this link require further scrutiny. Transparency via information disclosure is increasingly at the heart of a number of global environmental governance initiatives, termed “governance-by-disclosure” here. The article identifies two assumptions that underpin such governance-by-disclosure initiatives, and calls for comparative analysis of the workings of such assumptions in practice, as a way to illuminate the nature and implications of a transparency turn in global environmental governance and its link to accountable, legitimate and effective governance.

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Global Environmental PoliticsMIT Press

Published: May 1, 2008

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