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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262041799 | 314 pp. | 6 x 9 in | April 2000
Paperback | $7.75 Short | £5.95 | ISBN: 9780262541077 | 314 pp. | 6 x 9 in | April 2000

Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy

Industry, Environmentalists, and U.S. Power

About the Author

Elizabeth R. DeSombre is Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Wellesley College. She is the author of Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Regulations at Sea (MIT Press, 2006) and other books.


“The author presents a very important set of ideass. The book will work well for both advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It may also prove useful for instructors of general courses in international politicale economy.”
Lamont C. Hempel, Hedco Chair in Environmental Studies and Director of Environemental Programs, University of Redlands
“This is a well-argued and theoretically interesting book. The author makes a number of important and generally neglected arguments regarding linkages between unilateral and multilateral environmental action, the counterintuitive role of threeats in forging international policry concensus, and most significantly, the crucial congruence of 'baptists' and 'bootleggers' in many instances of international environmental cooperation.”
Karen T. Lifftin, University of Washington
“This is a significant contribution in several respects: It tests a number of theories about the origins and fate of U.S-promoted international regulatory regines that have not previously been carefully examined empirically; it reaches important conclusions that link the configuration of domestic politics on environmental regulatory issues with their internaional diimplomatic fate; it raises significant questions aboutt the importance of power politics in the development of international regulatory regimes and challenges many standard assumptions about the relationship; and it vert carefullly and explicitly explores the broader conceptual implications for a number of research fields including economics, environmental politics, and international dimplomacy.”
Walter A. Rosenbaum, Professor of Political Science, University of Florida


Winner of the 2000 Chadwick F. Alger Award presented by the International Studies Association (ISA).