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Governing the Earth extends beyond parliaments and government commissions. Social and environmental groups, firms, scientists, foundations make rules and create standards for issues diverse as labor and indigenous rights, carbon emissions, or the internet. This often requires political action despite disparate backgrounds, diverging goals, and historically grown conflicts.
This talk explores the making of private authority from a dramaturgical perspective. It examines the ways in which actors perform knowledge claims as well as convince, and often fail to convince specific audiences. As such, it offers an analytical vocabulary for researching how environmental activists, indigenous forestry cooperatives, timber retailers and others, step by step, create a new institution with an immense impact. Its sensibility for meetings and documents as staged events reveals the infrastructure of negotiations when creating an institution for the future.
Alejandro Esguerra, Postdoctoral researcher at the working group Political Sociology, University Bielefeld
Dario Piselli, Ph.D. candidate in International Law and Research Assistant at the Centre for International Environmental Studies, the Graduate Institute
Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of the Global Governance Centre, the Graduate Institute
This online event is part of the Global Governance Colloquium series.