Environmental responsibility in a transition context: Russian NGO perception and response

Jo Crotty, Sarah Marie Hall

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In this paper we examine the issue of environmental responsibility in the Russian Federation by engaging in responsibility narratives with environmental nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). We do so to examine in more depth the impact of the deinstitutionalisation of environmental responsibility in Russia throughout the transition period. We find that while NGOs regard the state and other key actors to have abdicated in their responsibility for protecting the natural environment, Russian environmental NGOs appear unable to substitute for these actors. Consequently, the Russian environment remains largely unprotected and thus subject to continuing irresponsibility in the field of environmental protection and pollution control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-681
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Environment
  • NGO
  • Responsibility
  • Russia
  • Transition


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