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1 The second reason for choosing the Arctic is that it is increasingly described as a testing ground for innovative approaches to environmental governance. g. Cash and Moser, "Linking Global and Local Scales”; Young, The Institutional Dimensions of Environmental Change. Fit, Interplay, and Scale; Jasanoff and Long Martello, Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. 3 From a climate science point of view, the Arctic is of interest because physical and biological processes in the region have a key role in understanding global climate dynamics.
63 As the concept itself suggests, the idea of co-production is relevant not only for understanding science but also for understanding science-intensive politics. g. 64 The interdependent relationship between science and policy is not necessarily acknowledged by the participants in the process. In fact, there is often a need to clearly demarcate the boundaries between science and other activities as a way of maintaining credibility and legitimacy in relation to different audiences. ”66 In practical terms, boundary work becomes apparent in efforts to affirm scientific responsibility over certain areas and policy initiative in others.
Between regimes and other structures of international society on one side and various actors on the other. Moreover, it creates an analytical window for looking at structure-agency interdependent interactions within the tension between policy and knowledge production. 29 Chapter 2 As a complement to the overall framework, there is a need to define more specifically the analytical tools used to understand the history, process, and content of the ACIA. Based on the literature on environmental governance, two sets of analytical concepts appear specifically appropriate for this study.