Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, and Bernd Siebenhüner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017244

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 July 2018

Reflexive Governance and the Importance of Individual Competencies

Reflexive Governance and the Importance of Individual Competencies

The Case of Adaptation to Climate Change in Germany

(p.299) 15 Reflexive Governance and the Importance of Individual Competencies
Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Torsten Grothmann

Bernd Siebenhüner

The MIT Press

This chapter, which focuses on an exploratory study investigating the role of competencies in adapting to climate change in Germany, presents theoretical considerations for reflexive governance and examines the role of specific competencies. It examines key human behavior essential for reflexive governance, analyzes earlier research on psychological components involved in reflexive governance, and provides a detailed description of competencies needed for parties engaged in such a process. The chapter also demonstrates the significance of competencies through the case study on climate change adaptation in Germany. It relies on different governance approaches for identifying essential elements of reflexive governance, and also demonstrates, through the case study, that adaptation to climate change cannot be replaced with finding solutions to climate change.

Keywords:   climate change, Germany, reflexive governance

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.