Due to personal circumstances, Louis Lebel has had to withdraw as a keynote speaker to our symposium. The organization is happy to report that an excellent replacement was found in Daniel Mazmanian, who will present the paper “In search of a robust strategy for governing climate change adaptation” that he has co-authored with John Jurewitz and Hal T. Nelson. Professor Mazmanian is the Bedrosian Chair in Governance in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise. His areas of interest are public policy analysis and implementation, with special emphasis on environmental policy and sustainability, and California governance and policymaking. From 2005-2007 he was a member on the Task Force on Environmental Governance for the Chinese Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing. In 2009-2010 he served as director of the Task Force on California’s Adaptation to Climate change. He holds a doctorate degree in political science from Washington University, St. Louis, with master and bachelor degrees from San Francisco State University. His recent publications include Daniel A. Mazmanian and Michael Kraft, Toward sustainable communities, 2nd edition, MIT Press; 2009.
Symposium “The Governance of Adaptation”Date: 22 & 23 March 2012 Location: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What is governance?In the 1990s, scholars seized on the term ‘governance’ to make better sense of the situation that had arisen in many countries after the 1980s, when ‘big’ government had retreated under the pressure of neo-liberal reformers like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Continue reading