Governing the Arctic in the era of the Anthropocene: Does corporate authority matter in Arctic shipping governance?
Leeuwen, Judith. “Governing the Arctic in the era of the Anthropocene Does corporate authority matter in Arctic shipping governance?.”in: Environmental Politics and Governance in the Anthropocene. Ed, Philipp Pattberg and Fariborz Zelli. (London, New York: Routledge 2016): 127 – 145.
This chapter questions whether corporate authority matters in Arctic shipping governance given its complex institutional architecture in the emerging Anthropocene, and if so, what are the factors that lead stakeholders to adhere to market driven initiatives. The findings suggest that incentives for ship owners who participate in non-state market driven initiatives do so based on regulatory and economic motivations rather than social or environmental responsibility concerns. Ultimately, the chapter maintains that while there is room for more corporate governance in the future, Arctic shipping governance remains primarily a state-run issue.