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Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords New ed

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ISBN13: 9780262731324
ISBN: 0262731320
Published: September 2000
Publisher: The MIT Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.95

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Treaties and other international accords are a primary means of dealing with environmental problems involving two or more countries. Despite this, we know very little about what happens after states sign and become parties to such accords. This study systematically examines how states implement and comply with international environmental accords. The culmination of a massive theoretically based empirical research project, it shows how and why implementation and compliance vary among countries and treaties and change over time. It also analyzes the factors that affect the extent of compliance and offers prescriptions for strengthening national compliance with international accords.;The book focuses on compliance in eight countries (Brazil, Cameroon, China, Hungary, India, Japan, the Russian Federation, and the United States) and the European Union and on five major accords: the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972); the International Maritime Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matters (1972); the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1973); the International Tropical Timber Agreement (1983); and the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987). This venture is designed as a resource for scholars interested in compliance in general, in international environmental issues, and in international law.

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Environmental Law
A framework for analysis, Harold K. Jacobson and Edith Brown Weiss; how compliance happens and doesn't happen domestically, David Vogel and Timothy Kessler; managing compliance - a comparative perspective, Abram Chayes et al; contingent knowledge - implications for implementation and compliance, Sheila Jasanoff; the five international treaties - a living history, Edith Brown Weiss; the United States - taking environmental treaties seriously, Michael J. Glennon and Alison L. Stewart; the European Union and compliance - a story in the making, Alberta M. Sbragia and Philipp M. Hildebrand; Japan - consensus-based compliance, James V. Feinerman and Koichiro Fujikura.