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Negotiating International Regimes

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ISBN13: 9781859660775
ISBN: 1859660770
Published: March 1995
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £186.00



The UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) produced above all the beginning of a new process, rather than arriving at a singular and conclusive agreement to a specific problem - often the more common outcome of the negotiation. Whereas outwardly the UNCED process was familiar, it soon was to distinguish itself as a singularly instructive set of ""regime-building"" negotiations.;This work developed by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis explains and analyzes the negotiation process of building international environmental regimes. It should prove useful as the international community faces the need to establish a variety of sub-regimes (desertification, biodiversity, forestry, and others) spawned by UNCED. This work offers the conceptual and practical building blocks, as learned from UNCED, to all those engaged and interested in the means to ensure sustainable development and the economic and environmental well-being of humanity. The text is accompanied by appendices.

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Contents:
Part 1 The Structure of Analysis: The Dynamics of Regime Building Negotiations; G. Sjoestedt, B.I. Spector, I.W. Zartman. The Negotiating System of Environment and Development; P. Chasek.
Part 2 A Process Perspective: The Story of the UNCED Process; P. Chasek. Issue Clarification and the Role of Consensual Knowledge in the UNCED Process; G. Sjoestedt. The Search for Flexibility on Financial Issues at UNCED - an Analysis of Preference Adjustment; B.I. Spector. Food Security, Environment and Development - a Case Analysis of Process Dynamics; A. Wolf.
Part 3 An Actor Perspective: Problems and Opportunities in Intragovernmental Co-ordination - a Northern Perspective; H.M. Schally. The Decision-Making Process from a Developing Country Perspective; O.A. Avalle. Dynamics of Leadership in UNCED; L. Antrim. UNCED Leadership - a Personal Perspective; T. Thong-Bee Koh. The Role of the Scientific Community in the Preparation of and Follow Up to UNCED; J. Marton-Lefevre. Scientific Uncertainty and Power Politics - the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Role of Scientific Advice; S. Boehmer-Christiansen. The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in UNCED; A. Doherty.
Part 4 The Outcome and Lessons Learned for Future Regime-Building Negotiations: What Will it Take to Ensure Effective Global Environmental Management? A Reassessment of Regime Building Accomplishments; L.E. Susskind. Looking Ahead; G. Shoestedt, B.I. Spector, I.W. Zartman. Appendices: General Assembly Resolution 44/228. The Rio Declaration. Agenda 21 - Table of Contents.