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Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea: Public Ideas, Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Regimes (Global Environmental Accord)

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Most studies of environmental regimes focus on the use of power, the pursuit of rational self-interest, and the influence of scientific knowledge. Lasse Ringius focuses instead on the influence of public ideas and policy entrepreneurs. He shows how transnational coalitions of policy entrepreneurs can build environmental regimes and how global environmental nongovernmental organizations can act as catalysts for regime change.This is the first book-length empirical study of the formation of the global ocean dumping regime in 1972 and its subsequent development, which culminated in the 1993 global ban on the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at sea. Ringius describes the structure within which global ocean dumping policy, particularly policy with regard to the disposal of radioactive waste, is embedded. He also examines the political construction of ocean dumping as a global environmental problem, the role of persuasion and communication in an international setting, and the formation of international public opinion. He does not argue that the influence of ideas alone explains how regimes develop, but claims that it is necessary to understand how actors, interests, and ideas together influence regimes and international environmental policy.

Synopsis:

This is the first book-length empirical study of the formation of the global ocean dumping regime in 1972 and its subsequent development, which culminated in the 1993 global ban on the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at sea.

Synopsis:

Most studies of environmental regimes focus on the use of power, the pursuit of rational self-interest, and the influence of scientific knowledge. Lasse Ringius focuses instead on the influence of public ideas and policy entrepreneurs. He shows how transnational coalitions of policy entrepreneurs can build environmental regimes and how global environmental nongovernmental organizations can act as catalysts for regime change.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262681186
Subtitle:
Public Ideas, Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Regimes
Author:
Ringius, Lasse
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
International cooperation
Subject:
Ecology - Recycling
Subject:
Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation Radioactive
Series Volume:
Bd. V, Folge 3-4, 8
Publication Date:
20001120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1
Pages:
273
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is the first book-length empirical study of the formation of the global ocean dumping regime in 1972 and its subsequent development, which culminated in the 1993 global ban on the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at sea.
"Synopsis" by , Most studies of environmental regimes focus on the use of power, the pursuit of rational self-interest, and the influence of scientific knowledge. Lasse Ringius focuses instead on the influence of public ideas and policy entrepreneurs. He shows how transnational coalitions of policy entrepreneurs can build environmental regimes and how global environmental nongovernmental organizations can act as catalysts for regime change.
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