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International Environmental Governance

Edited By: Peter M Haas


Hardback | Sep 2008 | #175470 | ISBN-13: 9780754625612
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This book 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.


Approaches to international environmental governance, Peter M. Haas; History of Environmental Governance: Methods to expedite environmental protection, Peter Sand and Paolo Contini; One year after Stockholm: an ecological approach to management, Maurice Strong. Nature of Environmental Governance Problem: The tragedy of the commons, Garrett Harden; The struggle to govern the commons, Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul C. Stern; The environmental information needs of the decision maker, Martin Holdgate. Realism and Power Politics: The management of international affairs, Kenneth Waltz. Institutional Bargaining: The politics of international regime formation, Oran R. Young; Institutions for the earth, Haas, Keohane and Levy; The interest based explanation of international environmental policy, Sprintz and Vaahtoranta; Constructing effective environmental regimes, George W. Downs. Scientific Governance, Learning to learn, Peter M. Haas and Ernst B. Haas; The role of science in environmental regimes, Rolf Lidskog and Goran Sundqvist; Conclusions, Arild Underdal; Epilogue, Edward Miles et al. Private Governance: Private environmental governance and international relations, Robert Falkner; Bargains old and new: multinational corporations in global governance, David L. Levy and Aseem Prakash; Talking with the donkey, Kathryn Harrison; Legitimacy and the privatization of environmental governance, Benjamin Cashore; Green by choice, Kollman and Prakash; The privatization of global environmental governance, Jennifer Clapp. Civil Society: Politics beyond the state, Paul Wapner; NGO influence in international environmental negotiations, Elisabeth Corell and Michele Betsill. Networked Governance: Addressing the global governance deficit, Peter M. Haas; Institutional interactions, Konrad von Moltke; Reconstituting the global public domain, John Gerard Ruggie; Index.

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

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