chapter  10
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In its most basic form, governance involves actors beyond the state in the practice of governing by securing the conditions to enable collective action. This concluding chapter reconsiders the evolution of environmental governance, providing a brief summary of each chapter. It then compares how each mode of governance facilitates collective action, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. It finishes by presenting eight hypotheses on environmental governance that are intended to prompt discussion, and identifies emerging themes for those seeking to pursue study in this area.