Global Sustainable Change: Partnerships Between Fragmentation and Cohesion

 Ceren Pekdemir with Prof. Pieter Glasbergen and Dr. Ron Corvers

Ceren Pekdemir

Within the current global public domain, private and public-private arrangements are increasingly engaged with regulatory activities spanning different sectors and domains. The proliferation of different regulatory schemes has produced a decentralised and fragmented governance system. Scholars have, to a certain extent, focused on the rise of (competing) regulatory institutions, on the standards that have been set, and to a lesser extent examined the effectiveness of these regulatory standards. One feature that has hardly been addressed is the network of different regulatory arrangements. There are different organisational fields developing in which actors interact and collaborate, yet little is known about the configuration of these practices. The research topic of Ceren Pekdemir is intended to fill in this gap in scholarly literature. In her research on “Global Sustainable Change: Partnerships between Fragmentation and Cohesion” she principally addresses the question in how far issue-specific governance systems are fragmented or cohesive in their institutional structures, from organisational, ideational, and relational perspectives, and to what extent this influences the effectiveness of the regulatory frameworks.

Ceren Pekdemir works as a PhD researcher at the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) at Maastricht University (MU).



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