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Setting the Standard


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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Part 1: Developing the FSC-BC Standard
2 The Rise and Rise of Forest Certification
3 The BC Forest Policy Context
4 Hard Bargaining: Negotiating an FSC Standard for British Columbia
5 Beyond British Columbia: Standards Development in OtherJurisdictions
Part 2: Analyzing the FSC-BC Standard
6 Tenure, Use Rights, and Benefits from the Forest
7 Community and Workers' Rights
8 Indigenous Peoples' Rights
9 Environmental Values
Part 3: Governance within and beyond the FSC System
10 A Political Network Analysis of FSC Governance
11 A Regulatory Analysis of FSC Governance
12 An Institutional Analysis of FSC Governance
Part 4: Conclusions
13 Theorizing Regulation and Governance within and beyond theFSC
14 Reflections on the Nature and Significance of the FSC-BC Case


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A chronicle of the emergence and implications of the ForestryStewardship Council, an ambitious experiment in civil society-ledglobal governance.

About the Author

Chris Tollefson is a professor of law at theUniversity of Victoria. Fred Gale is a senior lecturerin the School of Government at the University of Tasmania.David Haley is a professor emeritus of the Departmentof Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia.


"This book makes an absolutely essential contribution to the literature on voluntary environmental standards and environmental certification schemes by providing the sort of detailed, contextual, and comparative empirical account of standard-setting that is fundamental to advance our understanding of the phenomenon of contemporary governance. - Stepan Wood, coeditor of Environmental Law for Sustainability A powerful and well researched account of the emergence of forest certification in the British Columbia forest sector. - Benjamin Cashore, co-author of Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority"

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