"As a scholar who has conducted extensive research on environmental governance for multiple decades, I found Oran Young's new book outstanding. He covers all of the key issues involved in environmental governance at multiple scales using an intriguing and cumulative approach. I strongly recommend this book..."
the late Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana UniversityBloomington
"In this elegant and powerful bookthe distillation of a lifetime of brilliant theory combined with a lifetime of empirical experienceOran Young presents humanity the key to continuing our civilization and avoiding the planetary disasters a failure of environmental governance will otherwise bring."
Durwood Zaelke, President, the Institute on Governance for Sustainable Development
"I consider this concise volume the most insightful and illuminating account of the subject of environmental governance for a globalized world. The conversational style brings clarity to subtle distinctions and connections between and among the many complex concepts in the field. It undoubtedly serves as a toolkit of huge importance to analysis and praxis of the daunting challenges facing China, a major variable contributing to the Great Acceleration in the age of Anthropocene."
Ye Qi, Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua UniversityBeijing