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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2014

Global Forest Governance – Discussing legal scholarship from political science perspectives

Edwards, Peter; Giessen, Lukas


Scholarship in international law aims at addressing global forest governance comprehensively. This article reviews the recent contribution Global Forest Governance - Legal Concepts and Policy Trends by Rowena Maguire and puts it into the perspective of recent political and policy science research on global forests. While finding Maguire's volume being a very timely and valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary discussions on international forest governance, we identify some weaknesses which are mostly rooted in methodological critique and a lack of a systematic framework for analysis.


Global forest governance; International forest law; Interdisciplinarity; Methodological critique

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Forest Policy and Economics
2014, volume: 38, pages: 30-31

Authors' information

Edwards, Peter
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Products
Giessen, Lukas

UKÄ Subject classification

Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

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