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Third party certification: implementation challenges in private-social partnerships


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Vince, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4469-7634 2018 , 'Third party certification: implementation challenges in private-social partnerships' , Policy Design and Practice , pp. 1-14 , doi: 10.1080/25741292.2018.1541957.

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Third party certification organizations provide opportunities for market and community/non-state actors to collaborate with minimal state involvement. This new hybrid form of collaborative governance raises questions about accountability and responsibilities of private-social partnerships and the challenges to policy implementation. Emerging market based approaches are driven by shareholder expectations as well as commitment to corporate social responsibility, whereas community engagement is increasingly centered on the questions of social license to operate. This paper argues that a community’s lack of trust of industry and/or certification organizations and assessments hinders the collaborative process. It is found that community groups can grant or withhold social license to operate, ceasing industry progress despite its commitments to corporate social responsibility policies and certified standards.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Vince, J
Keywords: third party certification, governance, aquaculture, trust
Journal or Publication Title: Policy Design and Practice
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2574-1292
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/25741292.2018.1541957
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Copyright 2018 The AuthorsLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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