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Certifying in Contested Spaces: Private regulation in Indonesian forestry and palm oil

McCarthy, John


Over recent years systems of civil or private regulation have emerged across several commodity sectors in developing countries. This paper compares two regulatory systems applied to parallel food and forestry problems: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Analysing these regulatory systems as attempts to extend procedural and distributional justice into contested forested and agricultural spaces, the paper examines the paradox that, despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2012.729721


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