Journeys toward Sustainable Development: Policy Entrepreneurs and the Rise of the Green State in Chile and Peru

Project by Jose Carlos Orihuela (completed thesis):

Journeys inquire why and how mineral-rich Chile and Peru joined in the international trend of good green governance. Behind formal governance convergence hides effective institutional divergence: a relatively strong and autonomous green state in Chile and a relatively weak and captured green state in Peru. The “green state” comprises ministries of the environment, transsectoral regulatory agencies, national standards of environmental quality, systems of protected areas, and citizen participation schemes. Inquiring on the agency of policy-entrepreneurs , the dissertation shows how legacy, opportunity, and agency shape institutional change. The thesis uses a political economy approach, building on analytic frameworks and methods from institutional schools in the social sciences.

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