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Taking Uncertainty Seriously: Adaptive Governance and International Trade

Cooney, Rosie; Lang, Andrew T.F.


The problem of uncertainty presents a major challenge for institutions of international governance. In this article we draw lessons from a variety of literatures, including ecology and environmental management, for understanding and responding to uncertainty. From them we derive a model of 'adaptive governance' as a way to respond to the extensive and pervasive uncertainty confronting decision-makers in international institutions. Adaptive governance accepts and responds to uncertainty through...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of International Law
DOI: 10.1093/ejil/chm030


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