Aims and Scope: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal that focuses on the theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions of achieving cooperative solutions to international environmental problems. The journal, which is published four times each year, emphasizes both formal legal agreements (such as multilateral treaties) and less formal cooperative mechanisms (such as ministerial declarations and producer-consumer agreements). The journal's scope encompasses the full range of environmental and natural resource issues, including (but not limited to) biosafety, biodiversity loss, climate change, desertification, forest conservation, ozone depletion, transboundary pollutant flows, and the management of marine and fresh-water resources. The editors welcome contributions that consider stakeholder initiatives and the role of civil society in the definition and resolution of environmental conflicts.
The journal provides a forum on the role of political, economic, and legal considerations in the negotiation and implementation of effective governance strategies. Special emphasis is attached to the following substantive domains:
The normative aspects and political economy of treaty negotiations and multilateral agreements, including equity considerations;
Methodologies for evaluating the effectiveness of alternative governance mechanisms;
The role of stakeholder initiatives and civil society in the definition and resolution of environmental conflicts;
The harmonization of environmental strategies with prevailing social, political, and economic institutions.