Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence

Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence

by Edward L. Miles, Steinar Andresen, Elaine M. Carlin, Jon Birger Skj?rseth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262632411

ISBN-13: 9780262632416

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

This book examines why some international environmental regimes succeed while others fail. Confronting theory with evidence, and combining qualitative and quantitative analysis, it compares fourteen case studies of international regimes.
It considers what effectiveness in a regime would look like, what factors might contribute to effectiveness, and how to

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This book examines why some international environmental regimes succeed while others fail. Confronting theory with evidence, and combining qualitative and quantitative analysis, it compares fourteen case studies of international regimes.
It considers what effectiveness in a regime would look like, what factors might contribute to effectiveness, and how to measure the variables. It determines that environmental regimes actually do better than the collective model of the book predicts.The effective regimes examined involve the End of Dumping in the North Sea,
Sea Dumping of Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Management of Tuna Fisheries in the
Pacific, and the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Depletion.
Mixed-performance regimes include Land-Based Pollution Control in the North Sea, the
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, Satellite Telecommunication,
and Management of High Seas Salmon in the North Pacific. Ineffective regimes are the
Mediterranean Action Plan, Oil Pollution from Ships at Sea, International Trade in
Endangered Species, the International Whaling Commission, and the Convention for the
Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

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ISBN-13:
9780262632416
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
IIntroduction
1One Question, Two Answers3
2Methods of Analysis47
IIEffective Regimes
Introduction: Common Features of Effective Regimes63
3Toward the End of Dumping in the North Sea: The Case of the Oslo Commission65
4Sea Dumping of Low-Level Radioactive Waste, 1964 to 198287
5The Management of Tuna Fisheries in the West Central and Southwest Pacific117
6The Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Layer Depletion149
IIIMixed-Performance Regimes
Introduction: Common Features of Mixed-Performance Regimes173
7Cleaning Up the North Sea: The Case of Land-Based Pollution Control175
8The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP)197
9Satellite Telecommunication223
10The Management of High-Seas Salmon in the North Pacific, 1952 to 1992249
IVA Control: A High-Security Regime
Introduction: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime as a Control Case271
11Nuclear Nonproliferation, 1945 to 1995273
VRegimes of Low Effectiveness
Introduction: Common Features of Ineffective Regimes309
12The Effectiveness of the Mediterranean Action Plan311
13Oil Pollution from Ships at Sea: The Ability of Nations to Protect a Blue Planet331
14International Trade in Endangered Species: The CITES Regime357
15The International Whaling Commission (IWC): More Failure Than Success?379
16The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR): Improving Procedures but Lacking Results405
VIConclusions
17Conclusions: Patterns of Regime Effectiveness433
18Epilogue467
App. AIncongruity Problems: A More Technical Description477
App. BSeattle/Oslo Project Codebook: Selected Variables479
App. CData File: Key Variables486
Contributors493
Index495

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