|Hønneland, Geir and Anne-Kristin
Implementing international environmental agreements in Russia
Manchester University Press, March 2003. 176 p. £45.00
This book is the first systematic study of how international environmental agreements are transformed into political action in Russia. Using three case studies on the implementation process in the fields of fisheries management, nuclear safety and air pollution control, the authors - researchers at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and leading experts in the field - go one step further to examine implementation at national and regional level. This topic is of great relevance to the study of environmental politics since some of the main sources of environmental degradation in Europe are to be found in the Russian Federation.
The book is also highly relevant to the more general debate on contemporary Russian politics, and offers interesting new material on regional politics in Russia. With their emphasis on the politics of environmental and resource management, the authors continue the description and discussion of political processes where most accounts of Russian politics tend to stop.