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1st Edition

International Environmental Governance

ISBN 9780754625612
Published September 27, 2008 by Routledge
618 Pages

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Book Description

International Environmental Governance reviews the contentious approaches to addressing global and transboundary environmental threats. The volume collects together the most influential and important literature on the major political approaches to dealing with these problems, their histories, major debates, and research frontiers. It is accompanied by a substantial introduction which reviews the evolution of the academic contribution to environmental governance, focusing on a wide array of international environmental problems.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I History of Environmental Governance: Methods to expedite environmental protection: international ecostandards, Paolo Contini and Peter H. Sand; One year after Stockholm: an ecological approach to management, Maurice F. Strong. Part II Nature of Environmental Governance Problem: The tragedy of the commons, Garrett Harden; The struggle to govern the commons: tragedy of the commons, Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul C. Stern; The environmental information needs of the decision-maker, Martin W. Holdgate. Part III Realism and Power Politics: The management of international affairs, Kenneth N. Waltz. Part IV Institutional Bargaining: The politics of international regime formation: managing natural resources and the environment, Oran R. Young; Institutions for the earth: promoting international environmental protection, Marc A. Levy, Peter M. Haas and Robert O. Keohane; The interest-based explanation of international environmental policy, Detlef Sprintz and Tapani Vaahtoranta; Constructing effective environmental regimes, George W. Downs. Part V Scientific Governance, Learning to learn, Peter M. Haas and Ernst B. Haas; The role of science in environmental regimes: the case of LRTAP, Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist; Conclusions:patterns of regime effectiveness, Arild Underdal. Part VI Private Governance: Private environmental governance and international relations: exploring the links, Robert Falkner; Bargains old and new: multinational corporations in global governance, David L. Levy and Aseem Prakash; Talking with the donkey: cooperative approaches to environmental protection, Kathryn Harrison; Legitimacy and the privatization of environmental governance: how non-state market-driven (NSMD) governance systems gain rule-making authority, Benjamin Cashore; Green by choice? Cross-national variations in firms' responses to EMS-based environmental regimes, Kelly Kollman and Aseem Prakash; The privatization of global environmental governance:

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Peter M. Haas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, USA.