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dc.creatorLawless, S.en_US
dc.creatorSong, A.en_US
dc.creatorMorrison, T.en_US
dc.creatorCohen, P.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-29T07:28:01Z
dc.date.available2020-06-29T07:28:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationEarth System Governance, online first 4 June.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2589-8116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/4204
dc.description.abstractSocial meta-norms, including human rights, gender equality, equity and environmental justice, are mainstream principles of good environmental governance. The permeation of social meta-norms through global environmental goals, policies and agreements (e.g., the Sustainable Development Goals) is now generally accepted to be critical to the integrity of the Earth's system and to social dignity and opportunities for humanity. Yet, little is known about how globally articulated social meta-norms lead to shifts in action at other scales of governance. Specifically, analysis of the discursive and dynamic nature of social meta-norm diffusion is lacking. To build a better understanding of what shapes the diffusion of social meta-norms across different scales of environmental governance, we provide a synthesis that bridges political and sociological theory and underscores the critical role of agency in the diffusion process. We identify eight drivers of diffusion along a spectrum that ranges from prescriptive drivers, which leave little space for norm negotiation, to discursive drivers, which provide an enabling space for norm interpretation. We hypothesize these drivers intersect with a parallel spectrum of actor responses, ranging from complete resistance to social meta-norms at one end, to complete internalization of social meta-norms at the other. Our diagnostic of integrated drivers and responses is aimed at advancing conventional norm diffusion theory by providing a better account of discursive forces in this process. Applying these diagnostic elements to future empirical research has the potential to improve the rationale, speed, mode and impact of social meta-norm diffusion in multiscale environmental governance.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-ND-4.0en_US
dc.subjectscalingen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.subjectnormsen_US
dc.titleRights, equity and justice: A diagnostic for social meta-norm diffusion in environmental governanceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLawless, S. Song, A. M. Cohen, P. J. Morrison, T. H. (2020). Rights, equity and justice: A diagnostic for social meta-norm diffusion in environmental governance. Earth System Governance, online first 4 June.
cg.contributor.crpFISHen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Officeen_US
cg.coverage.regionGlobalen_US
cg.identifier.worldfish4711
cg.subject.agrovocenvironmenten_US
cg.subject.agrovocequityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgovernanceen_US
cg.subject.agrovocenvironmental managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnatural resources managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdiffusionen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFishen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationJames Cook University, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studiesen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorCohen, P.J.en_US
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheriesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2020.100052en_US
cg.creator.idPhilippa Jane Cohen: 0000-0002-9987-1943en_US


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