Governing the Air

Air Pollution can not be contained by national borders, but is a matter of concern for all that breathe. This book analyzes the processes that surround the issue that is transboundary air pollution in Europe.

Governing the Air

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist are the editors behind Governing the Air, published on MIT Press in December 2011.

Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, the book not only assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air, but also offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. These dynamics are of pivotal concern today, in light of emerging international governance problems related to climate change.

Changing political conditions, evolving scientific knowledge, and the need for citizen engagement offer significant challenges for air pollution policy making. By focusing on process rather than product, learning rather than knowledge, and strategies rather than interests, this book gives a nuanced view of how air pollution is made governable.
 

Read more about Governing the Air at MIT Press

Published Dec. 8, 2011 10:40 AM - Last modified Aug. 20, 2015 2:37 PM