|Title||The Earth System Governance Project as a network organization: a critical assessment after ten years|
|Author(s)||Biermann, F.; Betsill, Michele M.; Burch, S.; Dryzek, John; Gordon, Christopher; Gupta, A.; Gupta, Joyeeta; Inoue, Cristina; Kalfagianni, Agni; Kanie, Norichika; Olsson, Lennart; Persson, Åsa; Schroeder, H.; Scobie, Michelle|
|Source||Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 39 (2019). - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 17 - 23.|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
The social sciences have engaged since the late 1980s in international collaborative programmes to study questions of sustainability and global change. This article offers an in-depth analysis of the largest long-standing social-science network in this field: the Earth System Governance Project. Originating as a core project of the former International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, the Earth System Governance Project has matured into a global, self-sustaining research network, with annual conferences, numerous taskforces, research centers, regional research fellow meetings, three book series, an open access flagship journal, and a lively presence in social media. The article critically reviews the experiences of the Earth System Governance network and its integration and interactions with other programmes over the last decade.