Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords

Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords

by Edith Brown Weiss
     
 

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262731324
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/31/2000
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
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
1A Framework for Analysis1
2How Compliance Happens and Doesn't Happen Domestically19
3Managing Compliance: A Comparative Perspective39
4Contingent Knowledge: Implications for Implementation and Compliance63
5The Five International Treaties: A Living History89
6The United States: Taking Environmental Treaties Seriously173
7The European Union and Compliance: A Story in the Making215
8Japan: Consensus-Based Compliance253
9The Soviet Union and the Russian Federation: A Natural Experiment in Environmental Compliance291
10Hungary: Political Interest, Bureaucratic Will327
11China: Implementation Under Economic Growth and Market Reform353
12India: Embedded Capacities395
13Cameroon's Environmental Accords: Signed, Sealed, but Undelivered437
14Brazil: Regional Inequalities and Ecological Diversity in a Federal System475
15Assessing the Record and Designing Strategies to Engage Countries511
References555
Index591

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