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International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

Editor-in-Chief: Joyeeta Gupta

ISSN: 1567-9764 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1553 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10784

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Joyeeta Gupta
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Associate Editors:

Richard B. Howarth
Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

Peter H. Sand
Faculty of Law, University of Munich, Germany

Oran R. Young
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, USA

Book Review Editor:

(Law/Management) Joseph F.C. DiMento, University of California, Irvine, USA

(Political Science) Katharine Rietig, The London of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Managing Editor:

Courtney Vegelin
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Scientific Advisory Board:

S. Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Lysake, Norway; S. Barrett, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; D. Bodansky, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; C. Carraro, University of Venice ,Venice,  Italy; T. Graaf, Ghent University, Ghent,Belgium; A. Gupta, Wageningen University, Wageningen ,The Netherlands; G. M. Heal, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; E. Hey, School of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands;J. Hourcade, CIRED, Nogent sur Marne, France; H. Ingram, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA; I. Fishhendler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; J. Jäger, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Köln, Germany; A. Kalfagianni, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands; S. Kalrsson-Vinkhuyzen, Wageningen University, Wageningen ,The Netherlands; O. Kuik, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; S. Oberthür, Institute for European Studies, Free University Brussels, Brussels,Belgium; H. E. Ott, Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal, Germany; M. Rusca, Unesco-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands ; N. J. Schrijver, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands; H. Schroeder, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK;  T. M. Swanson, University College London, London, UK; R. K. Turner, CSERGE, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK;A. Underdal, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; H. Van Asselt, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; E. Weiss, Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC, USA; F. Yamin, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, Brighton, UK; Z. Zhang, Research Program, East-West Centre, Honolulu, USA

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    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.

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