When P Stands for Politics. The Role of the EU in the VPAs: A Research Agenda

Verhaeghe, Elke and Marjolein Derous, (2019). When P Stands for Politics. The Role of the EU in the VPAs: A Research Agenda. Forest Policy and Economics, 101 81-87

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    Author Verhaeghe, Elke
    Marjolein Derous
    Title When P Stands for Politics. The Role of the EU in the VPAs: A Research Agenda
    Appearing in Forest Policy and Economics
    Volume 101
    Publication Date 2019-02-05
    Place of Publication N/A
    Publisher Elsevier B.V
    Start page 81
    End page 87
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper puts forward a research agenda for the study of the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). These agreements form the backbone of the European Union's (EU) external forest governance. The data-driven literature review of the current scholarship on the VPAs shows a preoccupation with either the design of the VPAs or their (adverse) impact. What remains in the margins however is an inquiry into the political characteristics that drive both. More specifically, the politics of the EU continue to be a black box. We propose a research agenda that looks at the VPAs from a political angle with a focus on meaning-making in the VPA processes and on the power of the EU in steering dominant views and interpretations.
    Keyword VPA
    FLEGT
    European Union
    Politics
    Review
    Copyright Holder Elsevier B.V.
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.020
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