Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience

Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience

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"This book makes a strong case that global governance matters. The main contribution of the book is to correct the state-centrism of existing literature on international regimes and to suggest not only that global civil society matters for global governance as well, but to begin theorizing about how effective governance in fact emerges from the interrelations of international regimes and civil society."
-- Barbara Connolly, Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Much of our experience with innovative approaches to governance at the international level involves natural resources and the environment. Whereas the Cold War bred an intense concern with the preservation of existing institutions, the emerging environmental agenda has prompted an awareness of the need for new arrangements to achieve sustainable human/environment relations. Especially notable is the growth of specific regimes to deal with matters such as endangered plants and animals, migratory species, airborne pollutants, marine pollution, hazardous wastes, ozone depletion, and climate change. Nonstate actors have made particularly striking advances in the creation and maintenance of these environmental regimes.

The contributors to this volume draw upon the experiences of environmental regimes to examine the problems of international governance in the absence of a world government. In the process, they address four central questions: Has regime analysis produced a distinctive conception of governance that can be applied to the solution of collective-action problems at the international level? Can we identify the conditions necessary for international "governance without government" to succeed? Does the emergence of regimes in specific issue areas have broader consequences for the future of international society? Can we generalize from experience with environmental issues to a broader range of international governance problems?

Contributors: Thomas Bernauer, Lee Botts, Helmut Breitmeier, Paul Muldoon, M. J. Peterson, David Reed, Olav Schram Stokke, Marcia Valiante, Konrad von Moltke, Paul Wapner, Oran R. Young.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262240406
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/10/1997
Series: Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Oran R. Young is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Institutional Dynamics: Emergent Patterns in International Environmental Governance (MIT Press) and other books.

Nazli Choucri is Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), and the author of Cyberpolitics in International Relations (MIT Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
1 Rights, Rules, and Resources in World Affairs
Oran R. Young
I CONCEPTS
2 Regimes as Governance Systems
Olav Schram Stokke
3 Governance in Global Civil Society
Paul Wapner
II ORGANIZATIONS
4 International Organizations and the Creation of
Environmental Regimes
Helmut Breitmeier
5 International Organizations and the Implementation of
Environmental Regimes
M. J. Peterson
III ISSUES
6 Managing International Rivers
Thomas Bernauer
7 Ecosystem Governance: Lessons from the Great Lakes
Marcia Valiante, Paul Muldoon, and Lee Botts
IV LINKAGES
8 The Environmental Legacy of Bretton Woods: The World
Bank
David Reed
9 Institutional Interactions: The Structure of Regimes
for Trade and the Environment
Konrad von Moltke
10 Global Governance: Toward a Theory of Decentralized
World Order
Oran R. Young
Notes
References
Index

What People are Saying About This

Barbara Connolly

This book makes a strong case that global governance matters. The main contribution of the book is to correct the state-centrism of existing literature on international regimes and to suggest not only that globalcivil society matters for global governance as well, but to begin theorizing about how effective governance in fact emerges from the interrelations of international regimes and civil society.

Endorsement

This book makes a strong case that global governance matters. The main contribution of the book is to correct the state-centrism of existing literature on international regimes and to suggest not only that globalcivil society matters for global governance as well, but to begin theorizing about how effective governance in fact emerges from the interrelations of international regimes and civil society.

Barbara Connolly, Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

From the Publisher

Global Governance is must reading for anyone concerned withthe workings of the mysterious spiderweb of institutions by which the international system tries to manage the rampaging forces of global environmental change. Oran Young has gathered a collection of eight carefully researched and cogently presented case studies that are the latest word on the subject.

Abram Chayes, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School

This book makes a strong case that global governance matters. The main contribution of the book is to correct the state-centrism of existing literature on international regimes and to suggest not only that globalcivil society matters for global governance as well, but to begin theorizing about how effective governance in fact emerges from the interrelations of international regimes and civil society.

Barbara Connolly, Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

Abram Chayes

Global Governance is must reading for anyone concerned withthe workings of the mysterious spiderweb of institutions by which the international system tries to manage the rampaging forces of global environmental change. Oran Young has gathered a collection of eight carefully researched and cogently presented case studies that are the latest word on the subject.

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