Global Change: Analyzing Scale and Scaling in Environmental Governance
This chapter introduces the concept of scaling, one of the analytical themes classified by the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC) for institutional analysis. Furthermore, it focuses on the role of scaling in environmental governance and also discusses the wide variety of definitions, approaches, and methods used in discussing this concept. The chapter examines whether the concept of scale has exploratory, explanatory, and predictive value and classifies important IDGEC research questions for the future. Its scope and works have been limited to researchers interested specifically in the scaling problem. The later part of the chapter shows the relationship between scaling problems and politics that played a major role in environmental problems. The concluding part of the chapter states that more research is needed on cross-scale linkages along with the preceding scalar analysis.
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