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Advancing voluntary chemical governance?: The case of the Swedish textile industry dialogue
Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5322-4305
2019 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 62, no 6, p. 1001-1018Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Voluntary environmental governance is a widely used policy approach that has been criticized for its lack of effectiveness. This raises fundamental questions about how to design processes that can advance voluntary programmes in a way that makes them more successful. In this paper, we analyse a government-initiated dialogue process to phase out hazardous chemicals through voluntary action by the Swedish textile industry. The analysis shows that information transfer primarily motivated business participation, while consumer pressure, regulatory threats and traditions of government–business cooperation played minor roles. The institutional design of the dialogue ensured close interaction within a homogeneous group, but collective actions were limited by disagreement about the problems to be addressed, prior unilateral environmental commitments by leading companies, and ambivalent engagement. This case provides valuable insights into the effect of institutional design on the actual interplay between business and government and its effects on voluntary governance.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. Vol. 62, no 6, p. 1001-1018
Keywords [en]
Voluntary environmental action; industry dialogue; chemical policy; textile industry; institutional design
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Political Science
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67507DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2018.1457515ISI: 000473521300004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85046014784OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-67507DiVA, id: diva2:1223889
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, 10240.31.0036Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2019-07-23Bibliographically approved

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