Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords

Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords

by Edith Brown Weiss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262731320

ISBN-13: 9780262731324

Pub. Date: 07/31/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

This study systematically examines how states implement and comply with international environmental accords. The culmination of a massive theoretically based empirical research project, it shows how and why implementation and compliance vary among countries and treaties and change over time. It also analyzes the factors that affect the extent of compliance and

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This study systematically examines how states implement and comply with international environmental accords. The culmination of a massive theoretically based empirical research project, it shows how and why implementation and compliance vary among countries and treaties and change over time. It also analyzes the factors that affect the extent of compliance and offers prescriptions for strengthening national compliance with international accords.The book focuses on compliance in eight countries (Brazil, Cameroon, China, Hungary, India, Japan, the Russian
Federation, and the United States) and the European Union and on five major accords:
the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
(1972), the International Maritime Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matters (1972), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1973), the International Tropical Timber Agreement (1983),
and the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987). This pioneering venture will be a major resource for scholars interested in compliance in general, in international environmental issues, and in international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262731324
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/31/2000
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Contributors
1 A Framework for Analysis
Harold K. Jacobson and Edith Brown Weiss
2 How Compliance Happens and Doesn't Happen
Domestically
David Vogel and Timothy Kessler
3 Managing Compliance: A Comparative Perspective
Abram Chayes, Antonia Handler Chayes, and Ronald B. Mitchell
4 Contingent Knowlegde: Implications for Implementation
and Compliance
Sheila Jasanoff
5 The Five International Treaties: A Living History
Edith Brown Weiss
6 The United States: Taking Environmental Treaties
Seriously
Michael J. Glennon and Alison L. Stewart
7 The European Union and Compliance: A Story in the
Making
Alberta M. Sbragia with Philipp M. Hildebrand
8 Japan: ConsensusBased Compliance
James V. Feinerman and Koichiro Fujikura
9 The Soviet Union and the Russian Federation: A Natural
EXperiment in Environmental Compliance
William Zimmerman, Elena Nikitina, and James Clem
10 Hungary: Political Interest, Bureaucratic Will
Ellen Comisso and Peter Hardi with Laszlo Bencze
11 China: Implementation Under Economic Growth and
Market Reform
Michel Oksenberg and Elizabeth Economy
12 India: Embedded Capacities
Ronald J. Herring and Erach Bharucha
13 Cameroon's Environmental Accords: Signed, Sealed, but
Undelivered
Piers Blaikie and John Mope Simo
14 Brazil: Regional Inequalities and Ecological
Diversity in a Federal System
Murillo de Aragão and Stephen Bunker
15 Assessing the Record and Designing Strategies to
Engage Countries
Harold K. Jacobson and Edith Brown Weiss
References
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