Epistemic Communities, Constructivism, and International Environmental Politics

Epistemic Communities, Constructivism, and International Environmental Politics

by Peter M. Haas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138858558
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 420
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

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