Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Hardcover | August 30, 2012

EditorEric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre-Andre Jouvet

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Environmental challenges, and the potential solutions to address them, have a direct effect on living standards, the organization of economies, major infrastructures, and modes of urbanization. Since the publication of path-breaking contributions on the governance of environmental resources inthe early 1990s, many political initiatives have been taken, numerous governance experiments have been conducted, and a large multi-disciplinary field of research has opened up. This interdisciplinary book takes stock of the knowledge that has accumulated to date, and addresses new challenges in the provision of environmental goods. It focuses on three essential dimensions with respect to governance. First, it addresses the issue of designing governance solutions throughanalyzing systems of rules, and levels of organization, in the governance and management of environmental issues. Second, it draws renewed attention to the negotiation processes among stakeholders playing a crucial role in reaching agreements over issues and solutions, and in choosing andimplementing particular policy instruments. Finally, it shows that compliance depends on a combination of formal rules, enforced by recognized authorities, and informal obligations, such as social and individual norms. The evolution of the research frontiers on environmental governance shows that more legitimate and informed processes of collective decision, and more subtle and effective ways of managing compliance, can contribute to more effective policy. However, this book also illustrates that more democraticand effective governance should rely on more direct and pluralistic forms of involvement of citizens and stakeholders in the collective decision making processes

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Environmental challenges, and the potential solutions to address them, have a direct effect on living standards, the organization of economies, major infrastructures, and modes of urbanization. Since the publication of path-breaking contributions on the governance of environmental resources inthe early 1990s, many political initiatives...

Eric Brousseau is a member of Dauphine Research in Management (DRM) a Joint Research Center between the CNRS and Paris-Dauphine. He is the founder and the director of the European School for New-Institutional Economics (ESNIE), and Vice-President of the International Society for New-Institutional Economics (ISNIE). His research agenda...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre-Andre Jouvet, and Marc Willinger: Introduction: Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance MechanismsPart I: Global Issues: Environmental and Governance Challenges2. Arild Vatn: Environmental Governance: The Aspect of Coordination3. Charles Perrings: The Governance of International Environmental Public Goods4. Oran Young: Navigating the Sustainability Transition: Governing Complex and Dynamic Socioecological SystemsPart II: Addressing Global Issues by Articulating Local Governance Frameworks5. Elinor Ostrom: Polycentric Systems: Multilevel Governance Involving a Diversity of Organizations6. Ben Groom, Rupert Gatti, Timo Goeschl, and Timothy Swanson: Bargaining over Global Public Goods7. Thierry Brechet and Johan Eyckmans: Coalition Theory and Integrated Assessment Modeling: Lessons for Climate Governance8. Denny Ellerman: Governance Issues in a Multinational Cap-and-Trade System: Centralization and HarmonizationPart III: Designing Institutions taking into account Social Preferences9. Hiroe Ishihara and Unai Pascual: Social Capital and Collective Action in Environmental Governance, Revisited10. Andries Richter and Daan Van Soest: Global Environmental Problems, Voluntary Action, and Government Intervention11. Paulo A. L. D. Nunes and Laura Onofri: De Rationes Disputandum Est: The Profile of a "Warm-Glower", a Note on Consumers' Behavior, and Public Policy ImplicationsPart IV: Designing Incentives Mechanisms under the Constraints of the Socio-political Game12. Michael Faure: Designing Incentives Regulation for the Environment13. Gary Libecap: Property Rights as Solutions to the Problems of Open Access: Options and Constraints14. Graciela Chichilnisky: Managing the Global Commons: Principles and Practice15. Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre-Andre Jouvet , and Marc Willinger: Conclusion: Governance And Environment: Policy Challenges and Research Questions