Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law

Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law

by Gerd Winter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521173434

ISBN-13: 9780521173438

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the…  See more details below

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Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the analysis of institutions of global environmental change. Rather than one overarching supranational organisation, a system of 'multilevel' institutions is advocated. The book examines the proper role of industrial self-regulation, of horizontal transfer of national policies, of regional integration, and of improved coordination between international environmental organisations, as well as basic principles for sustainable use of resources. Addressing both academics and politicians, this book will stimulate the debate about the means of improving global governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521173438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Dimensions and mechanisms of global climate change37
3Global climate change : what can we learn from the past?67
4The social embeddedness of global environmental governance79
5Globalising a green civil society : in search of conceptual clarity106
6Private authority, global governance, and the law149
7Responsibility of transnational corporations in international environmental law : three perspectives179
8Transboundary corporate responsibility in environmental matters : fragments and foundations for a future framework200
9The diffusion of environmental policy innovations227
10Process-related measures and global environmental governance254
11The impact of the USA on regime formation and implementation275
12Transnational bureaucracy networks : a resource of global environmental governance?305
13The EU : a regional model?333
14Transition and governance : the case of post-communist states358
15Multilateral environmental agreements and the compliance continuum387
16On clustering international environmental agreements409
17Institutions, knowledge, and change : findings from the quantitative study of environmental regimes430
18Regulatory competition and developing countries and the challenge for compliance push and pull measures455
19Policy instrument innovation in the European Union : a realistic model for international environmental governance?470
20Financial instruments and cooperation in implementing international agreements for the global environment493
21Global environmental change and the nation state : sovereignty bounded?519
22Whose environment? Concepts of commonality in international environmental law539
23Globalising environmental liability : the interplay of national and international law559
24The legal nature of environmental principles in international, EU, and exemplary national law587

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