Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience / Edition 1

Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience / Edition 1

by Oran R. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262740206

ISBN-13: 9780262740203

Pub. Date: 11/21/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Much of our experience with innovative approaches to governance at the international level involves natural resources and the environment. Whereas the Cold
War bred an intense concern with the preservation of existing institutions, the emerging environmental agenda has prompted an awareness of the need for new arrangements to achieve sustainable

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Much of our experience with innovative approaches to governance at the international level involves natural resources and the environment. Whereas the Cold
War bred an intense concern with the preservation of existing institutions, the emerging environmental agenda has prompted an awareness of the need for new arrangements to achieve sustainable human/environment relations. Especially notable is the growth of specific regimes to deal with matters such as endangered plants and animals, migratory species, airborne pollutants, marine pollution, hazardous wastes,
ozone depletion, and climate change. Nonstate actors have made particularly striking advances in the creation and maintenance of these environmental regimes.The contributors to this volume draw upon the experiences of environmental regimes to examine the problems of international governance in the absence of a world government. In the process, they address four central questions: Has regime analysis produced a distinctive conception of governance that can be applied to the solution of collective-action problems at the international level? Can we identify the conditions necessary for international "governance without government" to succeed?
Does the emergence of regimes in specific issue areas have broader consequences for the future of international society? Can we generalize from experience with environmental issues to a broader range of international governance problems?Contributors : Thomas Bernauer, Lee Botts, Helmut Breitmeier, Paul Muldoon,
M. J. Peterson, David Reed, Olav Schram Stokke, Marcia Valiante, Konrad von Moltke,
Paul Wapner, Oran R. Young.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262740203
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/21/1997
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
1Rights, Rules, and Resources in World Affairs1
IConcepts25
2Regimes as Governance Systems27
3Governance in Global Civil Society65
IIOrganizations85
4International Organizations and the Creation of Environmental Regimes87
5International Organizations and the Implementation of Environmental Regimes115
IIIIssues153
6Managing International Rivers155
7Ecosystem Governance: Lessons from the Great Lakes197
IVLinkages225
8The Environmental Legacy of Bretton Woods: The World Bank227
9Institutional Interactions: The Structure of Regimes for Trade and the Environment247
10Global Governance: Toward a Theory of Decentralized World Order273
Notes301
References319
Index351

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