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Frank Biermann
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Frank Biermann is the director of the Global Governance Project. He is professor of political science and of environmental policy sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth

Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
¤ Frank Biermann ¤ 19 July 2006
This paper introduces the concept of earth system governance as a new social phenomenon, as a political program, and as a subject of research. It then sketches the key problem structures that complicate earth system governance and derives principles for earth system governance both as a political project and as research practice, namely credibility, stability, adaptiveness, and inclusiveness. The main part of the paper introduces five challenges that lie at the core of earth system (...) read more

For this author, you will find on this Web site 1 article(s) in English, 1 article(s) in Spanish, 1 article(s) in French, 0 article(s) in chinese.


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