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Graeme Auld is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the School of Public Policy and Administration. He is co-author (with Ben Cashore and Deanna Newsom) of Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Nonstate Authority 2004 and co-author (with Lars H. Gulbrandsen and Constance L. McDermott) of a chapter in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2008 entitled “Certification Schemes and the Impacts on Forests and Forestry.” His research examines the emergence and evolution of non-state and hybrid forms of governance, with particular attention to social and environmental certification in the agriculture, forest and fisheries sectors.

Klaus Dingwerth is Assistant Professor of international relations at the University of Bremen, Germany and a Senior Research Fellow with the international Global Governance Project ( He is the author of the monograph The New Transnationalism: Transnational Governance and Democratic Legitimacy 2007. Recent articles include “Private Transnational Governance and the Developing World: A Comparative Perspective” (International Studies Quarterly 52 (3)); “World Politics and Organizational Fields: The Case of Transnational Sustainability Regulation” (European Journal of International Relations 15 (4), with Philipp Pattberg); and “Global Governance as a Perspective on World Politics” (Global Governance 12 (2), with Philipp Pattberg).

Margot Eichinger is a graduate student at the University of Bremen and at the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

Ann Florini is Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, where she is founding Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation. She holds a simultaneous appointment as Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her work investigates innovations in governance at all levels. Her publications include The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World 2007, The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World (2003/2005), and numerous articles in journals such as Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, International Security, and International Studies Quarterly.

Lars H. Gulbrandsen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway. His research examines the emergence and effectiveness of non-state governance and corporate social responsibility initiatives, with particular focus on the forest, fisheries and petroleum sectors. He is author of Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries 2010. [End Page iii]

Aarti Gupta is Assistant Professor with the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University’s Department of Social Sciences, the Netherlands. She is also the vice-chair of the European Union COST Action on Transformations in Global Environmental Governance and Associate Faculty in the European network of researchers. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on global risk and biosafety governance, trade-environmental inter-linkages and the role of science in governance.

Virginia Haufler is Associate Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. Her recent publications include “The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme,” Journal of Business Ethics; “The Kimberley Process, Club Goods, and Public Enforcement of a Private Regime,” in Voluntary Programs, edited by Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski; “Governing Corporations in Zones of Conflict,” in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan Sell; and “Transnational Actors and Environmental Governance,” in Governing the Environment, edited by Magali Delmas and Oran Young. She is currently writing a book on corporations and conflict prevention.

Michael Mason is Senior Lecturer with the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. In addition to publishing in a wide range of academic journals, he is the author of Environmental Democracy 1999 and The New Accountability: Environmental Responsibility across Borders 2005. His recent research is on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Middle East, which has resulted in a co-edited volume (with Amit Mor) Renewable Energy in the Middle East 2009 and lead authorship of the UNDP Report Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2010.

Arthur P. J. Mol is Chair and Professor in Environmental Policy at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Scientific Director of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences, and Professor in Environmental Policy at Renmin University, China. His latest books are Environmental Reform in the Information Age 2008 and The Ecological Modernization Reader (with David A. Sonnenfeld and...


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