Who knew? Virtual meetings less scary than climate change

By: Rachel Mason

I’m a million-mile flier with one of the big airlines, and that’s a bittersweet thing to say. The sweetness comes from memories of people and experiences all over the world, but bitterness rises when I think of the carbon footprint of those travels. Most of that flying took place during my previous career as a professional astronomer. Now that my research deals with the effects of rising CO2, abundant travel really doesn’t sit right. 

State-Reinforced Self-Governance and Institutional Change: The Evolution of the New York City Watersheds Governing Arrangement



How does the larger institutional context support the emergence of polycentric governing arrangements? Can the design of an intergovernmental agreement crowd in or crowd out cooperation among member governments? Institutional and survey data on the New York City Watersheds Governing Agreement are used to explore enabling institutional contexts and changes in institutional design and cooperation among governments.


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