Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation

International politics have until now struggled to deal with the wicked problems of the world. The World Wide Views method has been used since the 2009 UN COP-15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen to give a voice to citizens. University of Helsinki Adjunct Professor Mikko Rask has studied the consultation process, and edited a volume on the use of World Wide Views in biodiversity negotiations together with Richard Worthington:

This book discusses political controversies involved in global biodiversity policy, and the practical opportunities that are opened up in solving them through increased citizen participation and democratic deliberation. It examines the emerging practice of deliberative global governance and its political consequences.

Read more about the WWV process and the book at: (in Finnish)

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