Adaptation and the state: Latin America and the challenge of capacity-building under globalization

Hallie Eakin, Maria Carmen Lemos

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Abstract

In the managerial discourse of climate change, there are high expectations of nation-state leadership in promoting adaptation. Yet globalization has introduced new challenges for the state not only in terms of managing rapid economic and cultural integration, but also with respect to governance and decision-making, the use of science and information in policy, and the types of problems governments are called upon to address. Through concrete examples of the process of policy-making in Latin American countries, we illustrate not only the continued relevance of the state, but also the complex challenges posed by globalization to state-led adaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalGlobal Environmental Change
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Adaptive capacity
  • Globalization
  • Governance
  • Latin America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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