L., Arild Underdal, Steinar Andresen,
Jon Birger Skjærseth and
Elaine M. Carlin
Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. 491 p.
This book examines why some international environmental regimes succeed while others fail. Confronting theory with evidence, and combining qualitative and quantitative anlysis, it compares fourteen case studies of international regimes. It considers what effectiveness in a regime should look like, what factors might contribute to effectivemness, and how to measure the variables. It determines that environmental regimes actually do better than the collective model of the book predicts.
Among the regimes examined are the Sea Dumping of Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Management of Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific, the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, Satellite Telecommunications, the Mediterranean Action Plan, and the International Trade in Endangered Species.
Steinar Andresen, Jørgen Wettestad and Jon Birger Skjærseth are Senior Research Fellows at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.