This book is a collection of previously published work on epistemic communities, constructivism, and international environmental politics. Integrating 20 plus years of research and writing on these subjects, Epistemic Communities, Constructivism and International Environmental Politics focuses on the evolution of collective understanding and management of global environmental threats.
Analysing the impact of organized knowledge on collective patterns of international environmental politics, these writings seek to establish the context from which science becomes valued, how it is organized for political purposes, and the various social institutions associated with its diffusion and adoption. Other sections discuss the effectiveness of environmental regimes, and the broader dynamics over time engendered by the involvement of epistemic communities. These selections cover a variety of materials related to the role of ideas in international relations, including a set of policy related applications having to do with the use and organization of science as well as UN institutional reform.
This collection will also have a new introductory chapter, providing a retrospective overview of the author’s work, as well as brief introductions to each section, providing intellectual histories and policy applications. The volume will be of interest to those working in international environmental politics and international relations as a whole.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.86(d)|
About the Author
Peter M. Haas is a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his Ph.D in 1986 from MIT, and has been at UMASS since 1987. He has had visiting positions at Yale University, Brown, Oxford, and the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. He has published on international relations theory, constructivism, international environmental politics, global governance, and the interplay of science and international institutions at the international level. He was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction "ReConstructing Epistemic Communities" Part I: Ontology & Historical Background 2. Transnational Flows and the Transformation of International Relations 3. The Capacity of International Institutions to Manage Bhopal-like Problems 4. Introduction: Epistemic Communities and International Policy Coordination 5. Constructing Environmental Security from Resource Scarcity Part II: Regimes and Governance Patterns 6. Social Constructivism and the Evolution of Multilateral Environmental Governance 7. Prospects for Effective Marine Governance in the NW Pacific Region and "Letter to the Editor" 8. Epistemic Communities and International Environmental Law Part III: Institutions and Learning 9. UN Conferences and Constructivist Governance of the Environment 10. International Institutions and Social Learning in the Management of Global Environmental Risk 11. Addressing the Global Governance Deficit 12. Learning to Learn Part IV: Effectiveness 13. Choosing to Comply 14. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Marine Governance V: Science Policy 15. When Does Power Listen to Truth? A Constructivist Approach to the Policy Process 16. Organized Science, Usable Knowledge, and Multilateral Environmental Governance Part VI: Conclusion 17. Promoting Knowledge Based International Governance for Sustainable Development 18. The Global Spreading of Ideas