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Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance : Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies - Sebastian Oberthur

Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance

Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies

By: Sebastian Oberthur (Editor), Thomas Gehring (Editor), Oran R. Young (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 24th February 2006
ISBN: 9780262651103
Number Of Pages: 424
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This systematic investigation of the interaction among international and European institutions provides both a theoretical framework for analysis and the first broad overview of this largely uncharted field of research. By offering detailed case studies and a systematic analysis of results, the book examines the effects of institutional interaction on environmental governance and explores the ways in which international and European Union policies can either reinforce or undercut one another. After a conceptual overview in which Oberthur and Gehring identify three causal mechanisms by which institutional interaction can affect environmental governance, ten case studies apply this theoretical approach. Six cases use an international institution as their starting point and four begin with a European Union legal instrument. The international regimes examined include the widely known Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the World Trade Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The EU instruments analyzed include lesser-known directives on the protection of habitats, the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, and air quality. The studies show that although conflict and interference among different regimes and institutions do take place, synergistic interactions are common. The findings on the importance of, and mechanisms behind, these outcomes offer valuable insights for both scholars and policymakers. Contributors: Beatrice Chaytor, Clare Coffey, Andrew Farmer, Thomas Gehring, John Lanchbery, Sebastian Oberthur, Alice Palmer, G. Kristin Rosendal, Jon Birger Skjaerseth, Olav Schram Stokke, Ingmar von Homeyer, Jacob Werksman, Jorgen Wettestad

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"In the face of growing 'regulatory competition' among international environmental institutions at different levels, and considering the prominence of the EU in this field, an analysis of its interaction with global and other regional institutions is overdue, and addresses an important problem of international governance. The contributions to this volume are original, some of them truly innovative, and the book is likely to have an impact not only on international regime theory but also on the empirical verification of regime effectiveness, and hence could provide useful feedback for future policy and strategy development."--Peter H. Sand, Institute of International Law, University of MunichPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote. "Steinberg provides a detailed history of the development of conservation policies in Costa Rica and Bolivia, stressing the entrepreneurial roles of well-connected domestic scientific elites who are able to mediate between international forces from the scientific community and financial institutions and the top levels of their own governments. This book exemplifies careful methodological attention to the political mechanisms of policy change and provides important lessons towards the foundation of effective sustainable development practices in developing countries. Both policy analysts and conservation practitioners should read it."--Peter M. Haas, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts AmherstPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote. "This book is an authoritative effort to inject a degree of intellectual order into a field of research still characterized by widespread interdisciplinary confusion. It will not only be a major contribution to the literature in this field; it is likely to become a standard reference source for future research."--Peter H. Sand, Institute of International Law, University of Munich

Series Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Conceptual Foundations of Institutional Interactionp. 19
The Climate Change Regime: Interactions with ICAO, IMO, and the EU Burden-Sharing Agreementp. 53
The Convention on Biological Diversity: Tensions with the WTO TRIPS Agreement over Access to Genetic Resources and the Sharing of Benefitsp. 79
Protecting the Northeast Atlantic: One Problem, Three Institutionsp. 103
Institutional Interplay and Responsible Fisheries: Combating Subsidies, Developing Precautionp. 127
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Responding to Calls for Action from Other Nature Conservation Regimesp. 157
Interactions between the World Trade Organization and International Environmental Regimesp. 181
Interactions of EU Legal Instruments Establishing Broad Principles of Environmental Management: The Water Framework Directive and the IPPC Directivep. 205
The EU Habitats Directive: Enhancing Synergy with Pan-European Nature Conservation and with the EU Structural Fundsp. 233
The EU Deliberate Release Directive: Environmental Precaution versus Trade and Product Regulationp. 259
The EU Air Quality Framework Directive: Shaped and Saved by Interaction?p. 285
Comparative Empirical Analysis and Ideal Types of Institutional Interactionp. 307
Overview of Identified Cases of Institutional Interactionp. 373
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780262651103
ISBN-10: 0262651106
Series: Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 24th February 2006
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.68

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