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Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change : Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law - Gerd Winter

Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change

Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law

By: Gerd Winter (Editor)


Published: 3rd March 2011
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Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the analysis of institutions of global environmental change. Rather than one overarching supranational organisation, a system of 'multilevel' institutions is advocated. The book examines the proper role of industrial self-regulation, of horizontal transfer of national policies, of regional integration, and of improved coordination between international environmental organisations, as well as basic principles for sustainable use of resources. Addressing both academics and politicians, this book will stimulate the debate about the means of improving global governance.

Review of the hardback: '... chapters are comprehensive, even impressive ... this readable collection contributes importantly to the interdisciplinary understanding of institutions on various levels of governance.' Pekka Jokinen, University of Tampere, Finland

List of contributors
Introduction Gerd Winter
Earth System Analysis
Dimensions and mechanisms of global climate change
Global climate change - what can we learn from the past?
Society and Institutions of Global Environmental Change
The social embeddedness of global environmental governance
Globalising a green civil society
Self-Regulation of Industry and the Law
Private authority, global governance and the law
Responsibility of transnational corporations in international environmental law: three perspectives
Transboundary corporate responsibility in environmental matters: fragments and foundations for a future framework
The diffusion of environmental policy innovations
Process related measures and global environmental governance
The impact of the U.S.A. on regime formation and implementation
Transnational bureaucracy networks, a resource of global environmental governance?
The EU - a regional model?
Transition and governance: the case of post-Communist states Stephen Stec
Multilateral environmental agreements and the compliance continuum
On clustering international environmental agreements
Institutions, knowledge and change: findings from the quantitative study of environmental regimes
Regulatory competition and developing countries and the challenge for compliance - push and pull measures
Policy instrument innovation in the European Union: a realistic model for international environmental governance?
Financial instruments and cooperation in implementing international agreements for the global environment
Global environmental change and the nation state: sovereignty bounded?
Whose environment? - concepts of commonality in international environmental law
Globalising environmental liability: the interplay of national and international law
The legal nature of environmental principles in international, EU and exemplary national law
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ISBN: 9780521173438
ISBN-10: 0521173434
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 654
Published: 3rd March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.95