© 1998

The Politics of International Environmental Management

  • Arild Underdal

Part of the European Science Foundation book series (ENSS, volume 4)

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About this book


Many of the major environmental challenges facing governments and societies today are collective problems, calling for joint solutions. However, even when effective solutions can be found only through joint efforts, international cooperation is often hard to establish and maintain. This makes it all the more important to understand the conditions for `success' and the causes of `failure'.
This book examines some of the political mechanisms at work in the formation and operation of international environmental regimes. What are the major factors that shape the national positions that governments bring to the negotiating table? How do the international institutions and negotiation processes through which these preferences and positions are adjusted and aggregated affect outcomes? What are the main mechanisms determining whether or not international environmental agreements are successfully implemented at the domestic level?
The Politics of International Environmental Management is published in cooperation with the European Science Foundation.


Air pollution environment environmental management negotiations organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Arild Underdal
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Political SciencesUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Politics of International Environmental Management
  • Editors A. Underdal
  • Series Title European Science Foundation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3685-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6075-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4946-4
  • Series ISSN 1383-7028
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
    Environmental Economics
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