Environmental governance as inclusion and exclusion of actors and issues: The case of Denmark

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Abstract

The chapter analyses recent governance in Denmark of the interaction between
climate, energy and land use. Governance is seen as inclusion and
exclusion of actors and their perspectives in decisions about problems and
solutions. Inclusion and exclusion are discussed as decisions about members
and focus of public commissions. Furthermore, inclusion and exclusion
are discussed as an aspect of NGOs’ development of climate plans
and the societal role of such plans. The chapter concludes that governance
of this field is balancing the interests of established and polluting sectors
and the interest of new green business areas. The danger is that symbolic
democratization and path-dependent end-of pipe greening strategies of
polluting sectors becomes the strategy for ensuring stable business conditions
and future employment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial eksklusion, læring og forandring
EditorsAnnette Bilfeldt, Iben Jensen, John Andersen
Number of pages21
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication dateNov 2016
Pages81-101
Chapter5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
SeriesSerie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser
ISSN2245-7569

Keywords

  • governance
  • inclusion
  • exclusion
  • energy
  • bioenergy

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