GEM-DIAMOND doctoral fellow
ESR 9 – Contesting national sovereignty? Transnational civil society activism and EU external action against deforestation
Driven by a deep concern for our planet and global injustices paired with the constant desire to understand issues to the core, I have a particular inclination to conduct research which links academia and practice.
Contesting national sovereignty? Transnational civil society activismand EU external action against deforestation
- Jonathan Zeitlin
- Thomas Christiansen
In my research I will analyse the EU’s role in, and response to, transnational campaigns centring on global governance challenges where national sovereignty is a key issue. So far, the EU’s approach in the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) is characterised by systematic learning and participatory decision-making processes. The new proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products breaks with the current experimentalist approach, relying on more hierarchical and unilateral structures. I will therefore analyse the external action policy instruments available to the EU, focusing specifically on the new proposed Regulation. My research will encompass the policy-making process in Brussels on this issue, including the influence of civil society organizations, as well as the interactions with stakeholders in producer countries.
The Power of Methods
21 August 2023
Reflections on a 3-day methods workshop attended by the GEM fellows at the University of Amsterdam
Forest protection(ism)? Perceptions of the European Deforestation Regulation
28 April 2023
The EUDR aims to halt EU-driven deforestation worldwide. Responses reflect the struggle between environmental interests and political power conflicts.
Birth of the GEM-DIAMOND Fellowship of the Ph.D.
1 October 2022
16 MSCA Fellows successfully selected following a gruelling selection process.