Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Jonathan Zeitlin ─ Constructing a Transnational Timber Legality Assurance Regime: Architecture, Accomplishments, Challenges

Thursday, November 14, 2013

5 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

The emerging transnational timber legality assurance regime comprises a set of interrelated policy instruments, both public and private, aimed at controlling trade in illegally logged wood and wood products. The potentially productive interactions among these instruments in the emerging forestry regime create prosepcts for engendering learning, stimulating crossfertilization, and enhancing acountability. Professor Zeitlan will analyze the EU's Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative, interacting with public legal timber regulations and private certification schemes, as the core of emerging transnational experimentalist regime. This seminar will examine the ongoing challenges facing this innovative regime as it moves forward, and consider how they might be overcome through the adoption of a more consistently experimentalist approach.

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Jonathan Zeitlan is professor of political science, distinguished faculty professor, and Jean Monnet Chair in European and Transnational Governance at the University of Amsterdam.

Development and Governance Seminar