Environmental Regime Effectiveness
This book examines why some international environmental regimes succeed while others fail. Confronting theory with evidence, and combining qualitative and quantitative analysis, it compares fourteen case studies of international regimes. It considers what effectiveness in a regime would look like, what factors might contribute to effectiveness, and how to measure the variables. It determines that environmental regimes actually do better than the collective model of the book predicts.The effective regimes examined involve the End of Dumping in the North Sea, Sea Dumping of Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Management of Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific, and the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Depletion. Mixed-performance regimes include Land-Based Pollution Control in the North Sea, the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, Satellite Telecommunication, and Management of High Seas Salmon in the North Pacific. Ineffective regimes are the Mediterranean Action Plan, Oil Pollution from Ships at Sea, International Trade in Endangered Species, the International Whaling Commission, and the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
About the Authors
Edward L. Miles is Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine and Public Affairs at the University of Washington.
Steinar Andresen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway.
Elaine M. Carlin is a Research Scientist with the Joint US/Norwegian Research Team in the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington.
Arild Underdal is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo.
—Oran R. Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
—Miranda A. Schreurs, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
—Michael Zuern, Professor for Transnational and International Relations, University of Bremen, and Director of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies
—Volker Rittberger, Institute of Political Science, Center for International Relations, University of Tuebingen, Germany