Transboundary Environmental Problems and Cultural Theory

The Protection of the Rhine and the Great Lakes

  • Marco¬†Verweij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Marco Verweij
      Pages 1-12
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Marco Verweij
      Pages 39-68
  4. Cultures Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Marco Verweij
      Pages 71-108
    3. Marco Verweij
      Pages 109-151
  5. Institutions Matter As Well

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-260

About this book


In this book, Marco Verweij presents a new and challenging theoretical framework with which to understand international relations, based on the cultural theory developed by Mary Douglas, Michael Thompson, Aaron Wildavsky and others. By applying this framework in a detailed study of the environmental protection of the River Rhine in Western Europe and the Great Lakes of North America, he also contributes to a better understanding of how transboundary environmental problems have been, and can be, solved.


environment environmental protection Europe Institution international relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco¬†Verweij
    • 1
  1. 1.Research FellowMax Planck Project Group on the Law of Common GoodsBonnGermany

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