The Resource Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance, Oran R. Young, (electronic book)

Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance, Oran R. Young, (electronic book)

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Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance
Title
Institutional dynamics
Title remainder
emergent patterns in international environmental governance
Statement of responsibility
Oran R. Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • International environmental regimesùinstitutional arrangements that govern humanûenvironmental interactionsùare dynamic, changing continuously over time. Some regimes go from strength to strength, becoming more effective over the years, while others seem stymied from the beginning. Some regimes start strong, then decline; others are ineffective at first but become successful with the passage of time. In Institutional Dynamics, Oran Young offers the first detailed analysis of these developmental trajectories. Understanding the emergent patterns in environmental governance and how they affect regime effectiveness, he argues, is an important part of solving environmental problems
  • Young proposes a framework for analyzing patterns of institutional change based on the alignment of internal, endogenous factorsùwhich include flexibility, monitoring procedures, and funding mechanismsùwith such external, exogenous factors as the attributes of environmental problems, the political and economic contexts, and technological innovations. He offers five case studies of environmental regimes, governing environmental problems ranging from climate change to the protection of the northern fur seal, each of which exemplifies one of the emergent patterns he has identified: progressive development, punctuated equilibrium, arrested development, diversion, and collapse
  • "This book breaks new ground in analyzing the dynamics of change in environmental institutions while offering the same impressive theoretical creativity, conceptual precision, and broad learning that we expect from the work of Oran Young. It is a valuable piece of work, and I expect to make use of it in both my research and teaching."--Edward A. Parson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law and Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
  • "Institutional Dynamics makes a very convincing, and truly novel, argument that we need to take two steps back (both analytically and temporally) to look at the 'broad sweep' of institutions to be able to see how international environmental regimes change over time. Young is surely the best-placed scholar in the field to build the 'big-think' type of argument this book puts forth."--Ronald Mitchell, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon
  • Young's book is a creative theory-building effort as well as a fresh reinterpretation of five well-known case studies in the history of international environmental law. With Young's guiding hand and prolific scholarship, the study of international environmental regimes has evolved from early questions such as whether these institutions matter at all and how they form to today's research frontier, which is the search for theories that explain dynamic patterns and evolution."--David G. Victor, Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Young, Oran R
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1324
LC item number
.Y68 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Earth system governance
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  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
Label
Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance, Oran R. Young, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10555550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
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ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance, Oran R. Young, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10555550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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