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ProdJus: Supranational Forest Governance in an Era of Globalising Wood Production and Justice Politics

DEV Key Contact: Rodd Myers

Project Dates: 2016 - 2018

Project Status: Open

Funders: ProdJus is supported by the Europe and Global Challenges initiative of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in partnership with The Wellcome Trust and VolkswagenStiftung.

ProdJus research analyses supranational forest governance in and beyond Europe in relation to globalising production networks and justice politics. We have a particular interest in the differentiation of governance forms and outcomes between Europe and the South, among Southern countries and between the transnational, national and local levels. By looking at novel forms of forest governance (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade [FLEGT] and Forest Stewardship Council [FSC]), ProdJus will improve understanding of how collective action can address critical challenges in an increasingly globalised world, and what this means for the future of the European continent in the presence of a more general shift from state-centred territorial governance to flow-centred arrangements. 

ProdJus endeavours to achieve these theoretical aims through new research that combines analyses of global production networks and justice politics in an innovative and transdisciplinary manner, builds on an international partnership of leading researchers from Africa, Asia and Europe, and draws on empirical fieldwork in Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam and Europe.

For more information go to the Prodjus website.

Research partners:

  • School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK
  • Department of Silviculture and Forest Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
  • Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
  • Institute of Cultural Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Vietnam