In Late August, I attended the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago. I presented a poster on ““Who Persuades the Persuaders? Power and Accountability in Information-Based Governance Strategies,” which analyzed data from my eco-labels and ratings database on the types of organizations that are behind these initiatives. The emphasis of the poster closely related to the theme of the conference, “power and persuasion,” and highlighted the opacity of power and lack of transparency in the field of information-based governance.
I had the opportunity to attend a variety of panels and poster sessions at the conference, an increasing number of which are related to environmental politics. I was also able to connect with a significant number of other researchers who are working on projects related to my own work, and I look forward to following up and possibly collaborating with them in the future.