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Disaggregating International Regimes
Evaluating the effectiveness of international regimes presents challenges that are both general and specific. What are the best methodologies for assessment within a governance area and do they enable comparison across areas? In this book, Olav Schram Stokke connects the general to the specific, developing new tools for assessing international regime effectiveness and then applying them to a particular case, governance of the Barents Sea fisheries. Stokke’s innovative disaggregate methodology makes cross-comparison possible by breaking down the problem and the relevant empirical evidence.
Stokke employs fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, and his approach is disaggregate in three ways: it separates the specific governance problem into its cognitional, regulatory, and behavioral components; it splits into three the counterfactual analysis of what the outcome would have been if the regime had not existed; and it decomposes the empirical evidence to maximize the number of observations. By applying this methodology to a regional resource regime known as one of the world’s most successful, Stokke bridges the gap between the intensive case study analyses that have dominated the field and increasingly ambitious efforts to devise quantitative methods for examining the causal impacts of regimes. Stokke’s analysis sheds light on the implementation and the interaction of international institutions, with policy implications of regime design and operation.
About the Author
Olav Schram Stokke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo and Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. He is coeditor of Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change (MIT Press, 2011) and International Cooperation and Arctic Governance (2010, Chinese edition 2014) as well as editor of Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes.
Table of Contents
- Disaggregating International Regimes
- Earth System Governance: A Core Research Project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
- Frank Biermann and Oran R. Young, series editors
- Oran R. Young,
- Institutional Dynamics: Emergent Patterns in International Environmental Governance
- Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg, eds.,
- Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered
- Olav Schram Stokke,
- Disaggregating International Regimes: A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison
- Disaggregating International Regimes
- A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison
- Olav Schram Stokke
- The MIT Press
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- London, England
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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- Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
- Stokke, Olav Schram, 1961–
- Disaggregating international regimes : a new approach to evaluation and comparison / Olav Schram Stokke.
- p. cm.—(Earth system governance: a core research project of the international human dimensions programme on global environmental change)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- ISBN 978-0-262-01801-2 (hc : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-262-51784-3 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1. Fishery law and legislation. 2. Fishery law and legislation—Barents Sea. 3. Economic zones (law of the sea)—Barents Sea. 4. Barents Sea I. Title.
- K3895.S76 2012
- 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
- Series Foreword vii
- Preface ix
- List of Abbreviations xiii
- 1 Introduction: A Disaggregate Approach 1
- 2 Effectiveness Theories and Methods 37
- 3 Means for Governance 81
- 4 Cognitional Effectiveness 109
- 5 Regulatory Effectiveness 153
- 6 Behavioral Effectiveness 193
- 7 Aggregate Effectiveness 237
- 8 Conclusions 261
- Appendixes 285
- Notes 305
- References 313
- Index 339
--Charles Ragin, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, University of Arizona"—
--Thomas Gehring, Professor of International Politics and European Integration, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg"—
--Ronald B. Mitchell, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Politics, University of Oregon"—
--Sebastian Oberthür, Academic Director, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel"—