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Joanna Lachaud

Department of Political science Australia, Australia


  • Review Article   
    Implementing certification from a third party: A case study of organic shrimp certification between science and politics
    Author(s): Joanna Lachaud*

    Divergent perceptions of third-party certification have emerged as a prominent governance mechanism. Thirdparty certification is defended by supporters as a technical and objective governance mechanism, while detractors contend that it is characterized by power dynamics and politics. In terms of understandings of science and politics, as well as how TPC is understood, we reject this dichotomy. We make the case, based on research in science and technology, that third-party certification is both scientific and political, and that both science and politics involve social and technical practices. We investigate the creation and upholding of standards by employing an Indonesian organic shrimp project as a case study. Our investigation yields three significant conclusions. First, the extent to which all stakeholders' interests and realities are successfully translated and incorporated .. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2276-6502.2022.71

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