This book chapter, part of the book Governing the Air: The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction, is about stakeholder engagement in the governance and management of air pollution control at several levels of governance: the realm of strategic policy formulation, translation of that strategic policy into policy measures, implementation of those policy measures, and policy evaluation – in other words, at the stages of what is often referred to as the “policy cycle”.

It looks at four examples of institutional structures set up to provide frameworks within which different stakeholders have been engaged to differing degrees in addressing air pollution problems. These examples come from a variety of projects that the authors have been involved in and that led to what might be referred to as the good governance of air quality.

About the book:
Edited by Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist, Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, the book not only assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air, but also offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. The contributors, all prominent social scientists specializing in international environmental governance, review earlier findings, analyze the current situation, and discuss future directions for both empirical and theoretical work.

Learn more about the book (external link to MIT Press)