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Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Kemi Fuentes-George


When are transnational networks likely to convince policymakers in developing countries to adopt potentially costly environmental regulations for the good of managing biodiversity? Since most of the world’s remaining biodiversity is found in developing countries, identifying the pathways through which policymakers in these states are incentivized to engage in conservation is critical. This book argues that networks of nonstate experts are most likely to convince policymakers to address an emerging environmental problem if three conditions are met: First, network members must have a scientifica ... More

Keywords: Environmental justice, Epistemic communities, Transnational networks, Biodiversity, Conservation, Nonstate experts, Science, Knowledge claims, Sustainable, Developing countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034289
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kemi Fuentes-George, author