Who greens the waves? : changing authority in the environmental governance of shipping and offshore oil and gas production

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

The marine environment is under serious pressure from human activities. The transboundary and large-scale nature of these threats require cooperation between states, and between states, industries and NGOs. Marine governance therefore becomes a breeding ground for innovation: multi-level and multi-actor governance and changing spheres of authority. This book applies the concept "spheres of authority" to investigate the nature of these innovations in governing shipping and offshore oil and gas production. In the environmental governance of shipping, authority is shifting from states that own ships to states that own ports. The environmental governance of offshore oil and gas production shows a shared authority for developing and implementing policies between state and industry, but not a diminishing authority of the state.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mol, Arthur, Promotor
  • van Tatenhove, Jan, Co-promotor
Award date7 May 2010
Place of Publication[S.l.
Print ISBNs9789085856290
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2010

Keywords

  • petroleum
  • liquid petroleum gas
  • oilfields
  • marine environment
  • environmental protection
  • government policy
  • sea transport
  • environmental policy
  • pollution
  • europe
  • north sea
  • petrochemical industry
  • governance

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