Institutions for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental Protection / Edition 1

Institutions for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental Protection / Edition 1

by Peter M. Haas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581191

ISBN-13: 9780262581196

Pub. Date: 04/13/1993

Publisher: MIT Press

Can environmental institutions be effective at bringing about a healthier environment? How? Institutions for the Earth takes a close look at the factors influencing organized responses to seven international environmental problems - oil pollution from tankers, acid rain in Europe, stratospheric ozone depletion,
pollution of the North Sea and Baltic,

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Can environmental institutions be effective at bringing about a healthier environment? How? Institutions for the Earth takes a close look at the factors influencing organized responses to seven international environmental problems - oil pollution from tankers, acid rain in Europe, stratospheric ozone depletion,
pollution of the North Sea and Baltic, mismanagement of fisheries, overpopulation,
and misuses of farm chemicals to determine the roles that environmental institutions have played in attempting to solve them. Through rigorous, systematic comparison, it reveals common patterns that can lead to improvements in the collective management of these problems and suggests ways in which international institutions can further the case of environmental protection.The contributors identify three major functions performed by effective international environmental institutions: building national capacity, improving the contractual environment, and elevating governmental concern.
The international organizations analyzed within this framework include the United
Nations Environment Program, the Intergovernmental Maritime Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, numerous fisheries commissions, the Commission for
Europe, theOslo and Paris Commissions, the Helsinki Commission, and the United
Nations Fund for Population Assistance.Peter M. Haas is Associate Professor of
Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Robert 0. Keohane is
Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. Marc A. Levy is
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and Associate at Harvard's Center for International Affairs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581196
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/13/1993
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Foreword
IIntroduction
1The Effectiveness of International Environmental Institutions3
IITransboundary and Commons Problems
2Protecting the Ozone Layer27
3European Acid Rain: The Power of Tote-Board Diplomacy75
4Protecting the Baltic and North Seas133
5Intentional Oil Poilution of the Oceans183
6International Fisheries Management249
IIIIntranational Issues
7Managing Pesticide Use in Developing Countries309
8International Population Institutions: Adaptation to a Changing World Order351
IVConclusion
9Improving the Effectiveness of International Environmental Institutions397
Index427

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