1st Edition

The Social Organization of Policy An Institutional Ethnography of UN Forest Deliberations

By Lauren E. Eastwood Copyright 2005
    160 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a specific case study--based upon direct research with UN processes--which enables the reader to situate larger theoretical arguments regarding civil society, globalization, and sustainable development within the context of the actual activities of practitioners working within the UN forest policy-making arena.

    Chapter 1 Civil Society, NGOs and Transnational Corporations: Setting the Stage for International Environmental Policy Negotiations; Chapter 2 The UN: Organizational Structure and Forest Negotiations; Chapter 3 Theoretical and Methodological Framework/Data Collection; Chapter 4 Reform Discourses vs. Local Actualities; Chapter 5 Trade and Environment; Chapter 6 The Activation of the Text: Conceptual Resources at Work; Chapter 7 NGOs and the Struggle for Inclusion;


    Dr. Lauren Eastwood is a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University. Her area of expertise is in Sociology of the Environment, with an emphasis on environmental justice, international environmental policy, and civil society engagement in policy-making processes.