Article on Environmental Impact Assessments and Collaboration Between State and Non-State Actors
News from Sep 02, 2016
The Journal East European Politics 2016, Vol. 32, Issue 2 published an article on „Governance networks and vertical power in Russia - Environmental impact assessments and collaboration between state and non-state actors”.
The authors Prof. Dr. Kropp, Freie Universität Berlin, and Dr. Schumann, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, examine in the article how governance networks and “vertical”, that is, hierarchical or coercive, modes of governance are related to each other under the circumstances of increasing authoritarianism in Russia. The empirical data from 44 in-depth interviews and nine case studies focusing on negotiations between administrations, non-governmental organisations, companies, and experts during environmental impact assessments were collected in the Russian regions of Krasnodar and Irkutsk. The data confirm that regional and federal authorities resort to control and coercion, but also promote cooperation in order to solve policy problems and compensate for the poor performance of formal institutions.