Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing
With a Foreword by Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development
In a world characterised by globalisation, governments increasingly find themselves unable to govern. Corruption is everywhere, natural resources are being exploited, the environment damaged, markets distorted, and the fight against poverty is often ineffective. Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone. Increasingly, collective governance “beyond governments” is seen as part of the solution, with state and non-state actors working together.
This book sets out a framework for collective governance, involving civil society, companies and governments as key actors. Based on over eight years of running the most advanced example of collective governance at international level, the Head and Deputy Head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) outline the practicalities and pitfalls, and draw out the experience of the EITI as a case example.
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The competition aims to enhance and promote the case study method as an educational tool in management, and to help disseminate the very best cases internationally through publication.
by Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins
“Something is happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear ”
Lyrics from For What It’s Worth-Buffalo Springfield, 1966
“Six Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death” 
“Public division about climate change rooted in conflicting socio-political identities” 
As I was writing the blog this month, I found myself distracted by news headlines that seemed to beg for my attention. I read the stories of riots in Baltimore over the death while in police custody of, a young black man, Freddie Gray. Eyewitness accounts differed dramatically on the “facts” of what transpired. And each witness seemed to have great confidence in the details as he or she described them.
Moreover, I ran across an article on climate change that stated, “U.S. believers and skeptics have distinct social identities, beliefs and emotional reactions that systematically predict their support for action to advance their respective positions.” The authors argued that communication and education are unlikely to resolve the divide since the opinions are rooted in emotion. They stated, “Interventions that increase angry opposition to action on climate change are especially problematic.”
Chris Laszlo, Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of numerous books on sustainability including Embedded Sustainability (2011), Greenleaf Publishing
A spate of recent articles condemns sustainability in higher education. The gist is that educators are foisting a “tightly organized set of beliefs” on students. These beliefs are alleged to be unfounded, inconvenient (one article cites “trayless cafeterias” in which students have to juggle their plates), and are depriving us of our fundamental freedoms. A National Association of Scholars (NAS) report goes so far as to assert that sustainability is not a discipline or even a subject area, it is an ideology that “takes aim at economic and political liberty.”
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To celebrate Earth Day 2015 on April 22, we’re giving our customers the gift of a cacao tree with purchases of specially selected Greenleaf Publishing eBooks, in support of a Treedom reforestation project in Cameroon.
We sat down with Filippo Taccetti and Niccolo Giordano from Treedom to ask them some questions about their initiative on behalf of our readers.
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Treedom to give Greenleaf customers the gift of a cacao tree when they purchase any of the following specially selected eBooks, in celebration of Earth Day 2015:
- Base of the Pyramid 3.0: Sustainable Development through Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Fernando Casado Caneque and Stuart L. Hart)
- Changing the Food Game: Market Transformation Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture (Lucas Simons)
- The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating Ethics and Aesthetics in the Value Chain (Francesca Romana Rinaldi and Salvo Testa)