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Lennart J. Lundqvist

environmental administrators in other municipalities. These contacts were even more frequent than those with their local politicians or with local action groups, local media, and local associations. CEI contacts with environmental officers at the county level are almost as lively as the contacts with municipal politicians. There is thus a very specific professional network on environmental and resource management at the local and regional levels (CEIS 1991). The impact of such professional networks on the effectiveness of ecological governance (see further ch. 6) very much

in Sweden and ecological governance
Elana Wilson Rowe

Chapter  3, not all actors (professional networks, interest-​based organisations, state representatives, business representatives) involved in global governance will be equally well positioned to ‘play the game’. Agents in a field occupy unequal positions, and control over relevant economic, social and symbolic resources is usually unevenly distributed, causing various ‘player[s]‌to play the game more or less successfully’ (Pouliot, 2010: 34). We will return to this discussion of the informal norms and uneven terrain of Arctic governance in the final section. First, we

in Arctic governance
Elana Wilson Rowe

’s comments to Russia on their perceived foot-​dragging with regard to black carbon. The contentious issues relate, rather, to the visibility of expert bodies outside the Arctic Council in other global fora. Experts and WG representatives are highly visible at the meetings and associated events of the Arctic Council itself. The tricky question is about their global intersection with other international organisations and professional networks. Monitoring existent and curtailing further expansion in the independent diplomatic networks of the WGs was a pursuit encouraged by

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