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

Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Pierre-André Jouvet, and Marc Willinger

Abstract

Since the publication of path-breaking contributions on the governance of environmental resources in the early 1990s many political initiatives have been taken, many governance experiments have been run, and a large multidisciplinary field of research has opened up. The aim of this interdisciplinary book is to take stock of the dispersed knowledge that has been accumulated over the years and to address the new challenges in the provision of environmental goods by focusing on three essential dimensions with respect to governance. First, it addresses the issue of designing governance solutions t ... More

Keywords: polycentric governance, federalism, reflexive governance, socioecological systems, sustainable development, moral and economic motivations, international conventions, incentives mechanisms, intergenerational re-distribution, scientific knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656202
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Brousseau, editor
Professor of Economics and Management; University Paris-Dauphine and European University Institute

Tom Dedeurwaerdere, editor
Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain

Pierre-André Jouvet, editor
Full Professor, Université de Paris Ouest -Nanterre

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Contents

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6 Bargaining over Global Public Goods

Ben Groom, J. Rupert Gatti, Timo Goeschl, and Timothy Swanson

15 Conclusion: Governance and Environment: Policy Challenges and Research Questions

Eric Brousseau Tom Dedeurwaerdere Pierre-Andre Jouvet Marc Willinger