Transnational Environmental Policy analyses a surprising success story in the field of international environmental policy making: the threat to the ozone layer posed by industrial chemicals, and how it has been averted. The book also raises the more general question about the problem-solving capacities of industrialised countries and the world society as a whole. Reiner Grundmann investigates the regulations which have been put in place at an international level, and how the process evolved over twenty years in the US and Germany.
Table of Contents
1. Social Science and Global Environmental Problems 2. Ozone Science 3. Ozone Controversies 4. Country Comparison 5. The Road to Montreal 6. The Montreal Protocol and After 7. Lessons 8. Epilogue: The Example of Climate
Reiner Grundmann is Reader in Sociology ASG at Aston University.