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Première séance du séminaire Gouverner le vivant 2013-2014 « Limits to gouvernance »

19 septembre 2013


Arun Agrawal (university of Michigan)
Discutant : Estienne Rodary (Institut de recherche pour le développement)

- Lieu :
Amphithéâtre de Paléontologie
MNHN, galerie de paléontologie
2 rue Buffon
75005 Paris.

Métro : Gare d’Austerlitz.

Jeudi 19 septembre 2013 (14h00-16h00)

Abstract : A large body of research invokes effective governance as the path to improved corporate performance, economic growth, development, sustainability, and even peaceful social change. Recourse to governance through purposive changes in regulatory arrangements and modulating influences seems to promise to address deep social, ecological, and economic problems that may otherwise lead to disastrous outcomes. But governance is not infinitely adaptable. We need more systematic knowledge about the conditions under which and reasons why interventions intended to improve governance may produce only limited effects, be ineffectual, or exacerbate negative outcomes. Drawing upon existing writings on the governance of social-ecological systems, this paper identifies four types of limits relevant to interventions seeking to enhance governance : a) limits of specification, b) limits of calculation, c) limits of translation, and finally, d) limits of anticipation. These limits, the paper suggests, are not coincidental : rather, they are inherent to the project of crafting, realizing, and refining governance arrangements.

La communication se fera en anglais, la discussion d’Estienne Rodary en français et les débats dans les deux langues.

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