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The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments: Theory and Practice (Global Environmental Accord)

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Because environmental problems do not respect borders, their solutions often require international cooperation and agreements. The contributors to this book examine how international environmental agreements are put into practice. Their main concern is effectiveness--the degree to which such agreements lead to changes in behavior that help to solve environmental problems. Their focus is on implementation--the process that turns commitments into action, at both domestic and international levels. Implementation is the key to effectiveness because these agreements aim to constrain not just governments but a wide array of actors, including individuals, firms, and agencies whose behavior does not change simply because governments have made international commitments.The book is divided into two parts. Part I looks at international systems for implementation review, through which parties share information, review performance, handle noncompliance, and adjust commitments. Part II looks at implementation at the national level, with particular attention to participation by governmental and nongovernmental actors and to problems in states with economies in transition. The book includes fourteen case studies that cover eight major areas of international environmental regulation: conservation and preservation of fauna and flora, stratospheric ozone depletion, pollution in the Baltic Sea, pollution in the North Sea, trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides, air pollution in Europe, whaling, and marine dumping of nuclear waste.Contributors : Steinar Andresen, Juan Carlos di Primio, Owen Greene, Ronnie Hjorth, Vladimir Kotov, John Lanchbery, Elena Nikitina, Kal Raustiala, Alexei Roginko, Jon Birger Skjærseth, Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Olav Schram Stokke, David G. Victor, Jørgen Wettestad.Copublished with theInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Synopsis:

Because environmental problems do not respect borders, their solutions often require international cooperation and agreements. The contributors to this book examine how international environmental agreements are put into practice. Their main concern is effectiveness--the degree to which such agreements lead to changes in behavior that help to solve environmental problems. Their focus is on

Synopsis:

"Copublished with theInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis"

About the Author

David G. Victor has a Ph.D. in Political Sciencefrom MIT and received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1987. He is Directorof the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, where his researchfocuses on electricity and gas markets, energy services for the poor, andinternational environmental law. He teaches regulation at Stanford LawSchool.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262720281
Editor:
Victor, David G.
Editor:
Skolnikoff, Eugene B.
Editor:
Victor, David G.
Editor:
Skolnikoff, Eugene B.
Editor:
Raustiala, Kal
Author:
Skolnikoff, Eugene B.
Author:
Victor, David G.
Author:
Victor, David
Author:
Raustiala, Kal
Editor:
Raustiala, Kal
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Environmental law, international
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation The
Series Volume:
no. 97-10
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
756
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 x 1.5 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
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