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Seema Arora-Jonsson

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Chapter 38: Across the Development Divide: A North–South Perspective on Environmental Democracy

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Across the Development Divide: A North–South Perspective on Environmental Democracy
Across the Development Divide: A North–South Perspective on Environmental Democracy
Seema Arora-Jonsson
Introduction

Invocations of ‘planet earth’ and climate change initiatives have made environmental governance a ‘global’ challenge. Policy-making is increasingly transnationally defined and there is now greater emphasis on the need to analyze environmental issues as spanning the global North and South. This chapter explores how the issue of democracy in environmental governance is often dealt with in a transnational and, more specifically, North–South perspective, by analyzing Swedish policy-making on the environment. I contrast Swedish environmental policy-making in international development aid with environmental policy-making within Sweden to study how gender and people's participation is imagined in policies on sustainable development and environment in relation to other ...

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