Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response

Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response

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by Matthew Hoffmann
     
 

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Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of participation norms, which define the

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Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of participation norms, which define the appropriate global response and shape how states have perceived the problems, defined their interests and strategies, and pursued governance. The explanation is rigorously developed through an innovative combination of formal analysis and in-depth empirical case studies. Agent-based computer simulation modeling is employed to explore essential norm dynamics, analysis that is complemented and extended by process-tracing case studies that examine governance activities from 1986 through 2003. The result provides the understanding necessary for improving global responses to environmental problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791482902
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
742 KB

Meet the Author

Matthew J. Hoffmann is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Delaware.

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