The Convention on Biological Diversity and Developing Countries

  • G. Kristin Rosendal

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Analytical Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 3-21
    3. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 23-26
  3. The Convention on Biological Diversity — Regime Formation and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 29-65
    3. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 67-89
    4. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 91-145
    5. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 147-175
  4. Implementation of the CBD in Ethiopia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 179-208
    3. G. Kristin Rosendal
      Pages 209-265
  5. National and International Links in the Implementation Process: Regime Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-316

About this book


The book focuses on the negotiation process leading up to the creation of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and the domestic implementation of this international agreement. This political science study of the negotiation process applies several perspectives drawn from international relations theories, while also focusing on the implementation of international environmental agreements in a developing country. Moreover, the links between factors at international and domestic levels are examined, with four proposed mechanisms through which an international institution may affect domestic policies. Evidence is found that the CBD has had a beneficial impact on national biodiversity policies in the country studied, but that necessary compatible legislation is absent in developed country parties.
Readership: Policy makers, decision makers, political scientists, lawyers and environmentalists engaged in development assistance work, and academics and industrialists involved in the biotechnology industry.


Deliberation Institution Nation Policy Political Science biodiversity development environment international relations negotiations

Authors and affiliations

  • G. Kristin Rosendal
    • 1
  1. 1.The Fridtjof Nansen InstituteLysakerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5488-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9421-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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