Marielle Papin

Marielle Papin
McGill University | McGill · Department of Geography

Doctor of Philosophy
Postdoctoral fellow

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Introduction
I am an International Relations and urban scholar focusing on the role of cities and other transnational actors (including billionaires and philanthropic foundations) in global climate and environmental governance. My PhD dissertation focused on transnational municipal networks' novel governance tools for enhanced climate policy. I am now interested in processes of norm diffusion by transnational municipal networks in cities. I mostly use network analysis and case study methods.
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August 2015 - August 2020
Laval University
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (13)
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The crises that cities face—such as climate change, pandemics, economic downturn, and racism—are tightly interlinked and cannot be addressed in isolation. This paper addresses compound urban crises as a unique type of problem, in which discrete solutions that tackle each crisis independently are insufficient. Few scholarly debates address compound...
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Transnational Municipal Networks (TMNs) are increasing in size, scope and number on the global arena. They reflect a tendency for city governments to coordinate environmental action through networked forms of governance. In this article, we argue that a new generation of TMNs has entered the global scene to help cities steer their efforts to handle...
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A review of the studies on institutional complexity reveals that the many definitions of institutional complexity and related concepts share similarities with the understanding of complexity and complex systems of complexity science. Yet few publications on institutional complexity engage explicitly with complexity science. Most observers still con...
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Digital technologies are often described as posing unique challenges for public regulators worldwide. Their fast‐pace and technical nature are viewed as being incompatible with the relatively slow and territorially bounded public regulatory processes. In this paper, we argue that not all digital technologies pose the same challenges for public regu...
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This dissertation seeks to explain the emergence of novelty through the case of transnational municipal networks engaged in global climate governance. Its theoretical framework uses network theory, complex systems approaches and some insights from organisational theories. Its empirical analysis is based on the study of 15 climate TMNs. Through an a...
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Climate-related Transnational Municipal Networks (TMNs) have gained prominence. Scholars have discussed their effects, including their capacity to generate novelties. Yet, some confusion remains in this area. Focusing on the governance instruments generated by TMNs, this article asks: why do some TMNs generate more novelties than others? The resear...
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Few studies have examined transnational actors involved in global adaptation governance, despite their growing influence. This paper focuses on 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), a transnational municipal network (TMN) that has created governance instruments with potential for contributing to global adaptation governance. Despite their different nature...
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Non-state and subnational actors active in sustainability transitions have increased considerably in recent years. However, the term "non-state actors" is not consensual in academia and in policy cycles because of the diversity of their nature, actions, processes, objectives and outcomes. We defend the opinion that it is actions, rather than actors...
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Greening projects lead by civic actors at the urban scale spur transformation through example and through gradual adjustment of processes. Questions remain on how such projects are put into action and on what make them work. How do civic experiments reflect the ongoing change in urban governance and practices? We focus on a qualitative study of two...
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This book review essays analyses three books published in 2017 and tackling in diverse ways the question of cities and climate change governance, that is Global Cities and Climate Change: The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance, by Lee Taedong Routledge, 2015, 160 pp, £95 hb, ISBN 9780415737371 An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Expe...

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Project
Analyse the norms diffused by TMNs in cities. Identify and discuss the interests of the actors working in and with TMNs in the development of technology-based climate solutions in cities.
Archived project
Understanding how novelty may emerge and the implications thereof for global climate governance. Presenting TMNs as structures and agents of global climate governance. Furthering efforts at reflecting on TMNs collectively, as a complex system. Clarifying the governance functions of TMNs, as transnational actors of global climate governance.