Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives

Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives

by Magali A. Delmas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521743001

ISBN-13: 9780521743006

Pub. Date: 10/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments to meet this demand is waning. How can we address the resultant governance deficit and achieve sustainable development? This book brings together perspectives from economics, management, and

Overview

We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments to meet this demand is waning. How can we address the resultant governance deficit and achieve sustainable development? This book brings together perspectives from economics, management, and political science in order to identify innovative approaches to governance and bring them to bear on environmental issues. The authors' analysis of important cases demonstrates how governance systems need to fit their specific setting and how effective policies can be developed without relying exclusively on government. They argue that future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that simultaneously engage actors located in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. Governance for the Environment draws attention to cutting-edge questions for practitioners and analysts interested in environmental governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521743006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures vii

List of tables viii

List of contributors ix

Preface xi

Part I Central threads and analytic perspectives 1

Introduction: new perspectives on governance for sustainable development Magali A. Delmas Oran R. Young 3

1 Governance for sustainable development in a world of rising interdependencies Oran R. Young 12

Part II Governance for solving environmental problems: perspectives from economics, political science, and management 41

2 Environmental governance: an economic perspective Thomas P. Lyon 43

3 Environmental governance and political science 69 Maria Carmen Lemos Arun Agrawal 69

4 Self-regulatory institutions for solving environmental problems: perspectives and contributions from the management literature Andrew King Michael W. Toffel 98

Part III The effectiveness of governance for sustainable development 117

5 Transnational actors and global environmental governance Virginia Haufler 119

6 The effectiveness of voluntary environmental initiatives Madhu Khanna Keith Brouhle 144

7 The emergence of non-state market-driven (NSMD) global environmental governance: a cross-sectoral assessment Graeme Auld Cristina Balboa Steven Bernstein Benjamin Cashore 183

Part IV Conclusion 219

8 Research opportunities in the area of governance for sustainable development Magali A. Delmas 221

References 239

Index 275

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