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Environment and Statecraft The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

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ISBN-10: 0199286094

ISBN-13: 9780199286096

Edition: 2005

Authors: Scott Barrett

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Environmental problems like global climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion can only be remedied if states cooperate with one another. But sovereign states usually care only about their own interests. So states must somehow restructure the incentives to make cooperation pay. This is what treaties are meant to do. A few treaties, such as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, succeed. Most, however, fail to alter the state behaviour appreciably. This book develops a theory that explains both the successes and the failures. In particular, the book explains when treaties are needed, why some work better than others, and how treaty design can be improved. The…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
The North Pacific Fur Seal Treaty and the Theory of International Cooperation
Transnational Cooperation Dilemmas
Games with Multiple Equilibria
Customary Rights and Responsibilities
International Environmental Agreements
The Treaty Participation Game
The Montreal Protocol
Tipping Treaties
Compliance and the Strategy of Reciprocity
The Depth and Breadth of International Cooperation
Trade Leakage and Trade Linkage
The Side Payments Game
Global Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
Afterword to the Paperback Edition on Global Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol