ProdJus (Supranational Forest Governance in an Era of Globalising Wood Production and Justice Politics) is a collaborative research project implemented by research partners in Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam and the UK.
ProdJus research analyses supranational forest governance in and beyond Europe in relation to globalising production networks and justice politics. We have a particular interest in the differentiation of governance forms and outcomes between Europe and the South, among Southern countries and between the transnational, national and local levels. By looking at novel forms of forest governance (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade [FLEGT] and Ecolabelling schemes), ProdJus will improve understanding of how collective action can address critical challenges in an increasingly globalised world, and what this means for the future of the European continent in the presence of a more general shift from state-centred territorial governance to flow-centred arrangements. ProdJus endeavours to achieve these theoretical aims through new research that combines analyses of global production networks and justice politics in an innovative and transdisciplinary manner, builds on an international partnership of leading researchers from Africa, Asia and Europe, and draws on empirical fieldwork in Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam and Europe.
The project started on January 1, 2016 and is expected to be completed September 30, 2018.