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Politics of International Environmental Management

Series: Environment, Science and Society Volume: 4

Edited By: Arild Underdal

170 pages, Tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #98286 | ISBN: 0792336852
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Examines some of the political mechanisms at work in the formation and operation of international environmental regimes. What are the major factors that shape the national positions that governments bring to the negotiating table? How do the international institutions and negotiation processes through which these preferences and positions are adjusted and aggregated affect outcomes? What are the main mechanisms determining whether or not international environmental agreements are successfully implemented at the domestic level?


I. Introduction; A. Underdal. II. The interest-based explanation for international air pollution control: determinants of support for the protection of the ozone layer and the abatement of acid rain in Europe; D. Sprinz, T. Vaahtoranta. III. The domestic sources of international environmental regulation; D. Sprinz. IV. The role of intergovernmental organizations in the formation and evolution of international environmental regimes; M. List, V. Rittberger. V. National science and international policy; A. Weale, A. Williams. VI. Political leadership in international environmental negotiations: how to design a politically feasible solution; A. Underdal. VII. Understanding the formation of international environmental regimes: the discursive challenge; O.S. Stokke. VIII. Domesticating international commitments. Linking national and international decision making; K. Hanf, A. Underdal.

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