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

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Edited by: Gerd Winter

ISBN13: 9780521852616
ISBN: 0521852617
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £103.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521173438

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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.

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Environmental Law
List of contributors
Introduction Gerd Winter
Part I. Earth System Analysis: 1. Dimensions and mechanisms of global climate change Peter Lemke
2. Global climate change - what can we learn from the past? Stefan Rahmstorf
Part II. Society and Institutions of Global Environmental Change: 3. The social embeddedness of global environmental governance Karl-Werner Brand and Fritz Reusswig
4. Globalising a green civil society Asher Alkoby
Part III. Self-Regulation of Industry and the Law: 5. Private authority, global governance and the law Martin Herberg
6. Responsibility of transnational corporations in international environmental law: three perspectives André Nollkaemper
7. Transboundary corporate responsibility in environmental matters: fragments and foundations for a future framework Jonas Ebbesson
8. The diffusion of environmental policy innovations Kerstin Tews
9. Process related measures and global environmental governance Christian Tietje
10. The impact of the U.S.A. on regime formation and implementation Thomas Giegerich
11. Transnational bureaucracy networks, a resource of global environmental governance? Michael Warning
12. The EU - a regional model? Ludwig Kraemer
13. Transition and governance: the case of post-Communist states Stephen Stec, Alexios Antypas and Tamara Steger
14. Multilateral environmental agreements and the compliance continuum Jutta Brunnée
15. On clustering international environmental agreements Konrad von Moltke
16. Institutions, knowledge and change: findings from the quantitative study of environmental regimes Helmut Breitmeier
17. Regulatory competition and developing countries and the challenge for compliance - push and pull measures Joyeeta Gupta
18. Policy instrument innovation in the European Union: a realistic model for international environmental governance? Andrew Jordan, Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel and Anthony R. Zito
19. Financial instruments and cooperation in implementing international agreements for the global environment Charlotte Streck
20. Global environmental change and the nation state: sovereignty bounded? Peter H. Sand
21. Whose environment? - concepts of commonality in international environmental law Michael Bothe
22. Globalising environmental liability: the interplay of national and international law A. E. Boyle
23. The legal nature of environmental principles in international, EU and exemplary national law Gerd Winter.