International Governance: Protecting the Environment in a Stateless Society (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

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How can the global environment be safeguarded in the absence of a world government? In the vanguard of efforts to address this critical question, Oran R. Young draws on environmental issues to explore the nature of international governance. Young's analysis invokes the distinction between "governance," a social function involving the management of interdependent individuals or groups, and "government," a set of formal organizations that makes and enforces rules.

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Oran Young is Director of the Institute on International Environmental Governance at Dartmouth College. Among his books are Creating Regimes: Arctic Accords and International Governance, International Governance: Protecting the Environment in a Stateless Society, and International Cooperation: Building Regimes for Natural Resources and the Environment, all from Cornell.

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"Any reader interested in gaining an understanding of international cooperation, and especially why states have joined together frequently during the past few decades to address environmental problems, will find this a worthwhile book."

(Donald R. Rothwell, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney Arctic)

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