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Hello friends and colleagues,

We have organized a special session on Network Approaches for Environmental Governance at the XXXVII SunbeltConference in Beijing, 30 May - 4 June 2017

If you are interested in network approaches for analyzing issues in environmental governance, we encourage you to submit an abstract by 10 January directly through the conference website: http://insna.org/sunbelt2017/abstract-submission/

Please also consider forwarding this to your colleagues who might be interested. 

Details on the session are provided below. 

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!


Session title: Network Approaches for Environmental Governance




Michele L Barnes (session chair)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia

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Jesse Sayles (co-organizer)

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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Session Description: Network approaches for analyzing issues in environmental governance have gained significant ground over the past 10 years. The purpose of this session is to bring together recent insights in this field, draw attention to critical gaps, and highlight future potential. Drawing on a variety of examples from both terrestrial and marine systems, this session will demonstrate the theoretical and empirical utility of network approaches for understanding multi-level governance systems, social-ecological system dynamics, and environmental outcomes. Presenters will also be asked to (1) highlight critical challenges associated with adopting this approach and propose potential solutions for addressing them, and (2) briefly discuss key gaps and the future potential of network approaches for environmental problem solving. 


Michele L. Barnes
NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University of Hawaii
Visiting Scholar | ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies | James Cook University

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