By Sebastian Oberthür, Thomas Gehring

ISBN-10: 0262651106

ISBN-13: 9780262651103

This systematic research of the interplay between foreign and eu associations presents either a theoretical framework for research and the first wide evaluate of this principally uncharted box of analysis. by way of providing targeted case experiences and a scientific research of effects, the e-book examines the results of institutional interplay on environmental governance and explores the ways that foreign and ecu Union rules can both strengthen or undercut one another.After a conceptual evaluation within which Oberthür and Gehring determine 3 causal mechanisms during which institutional interplay can have an effect on environmental governance, ten case stories practice this theoretical process. Six instances use a global establishment as their start line and 4 commence with a ecu Union criminal device. The overseas regimes tested comprise the widely recognized conference on foreign alternate in Endangered Species of untamed plants and Fauna (CITES), conference on organic variety (CBD), and global exchange association and United international locations Framework conference on weather switch (UNFCCC). The european tools analyzed contain lesser-known directives at the security of habitats, the planned liberate of genetically changed organisms into the setting, and air caliber. The reports express that even supposing clash and interference between varied regimes and associations do occur, synergistic interactions are universal. The findings at the value of, and mechanisms in the back of, those results supply precious insights for either students and policymakers.Contributors:Beatrice Chaytor, Clare Coffey, Andrew Farmer, Thomas Gehring, John Lanchbery, Sebastian Oberthür, Alice Palmer, G. Kristin Rosendal, Jon Birger Skjærseth, Olav Schram Stokke, Ingmar von Homeyer, Jacob Werksman, Jørgen Wettestad

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Conceptual Foundations of Institutional Interaction 29 Dealing with Complexity: Identifying ‘‘Cases’’ of Interaction Serious causal analysis of institutional interaction requires disaggregation of a complex situation into an appropriate number of cases of interaction. Frequently, real-world situations comprise more than two institutions and develop over a longer period of time; influence may run back and forth between the institutions involved (Young 2002, 111–138; Raustiala and Victor 2004). Such complex interaction situations must be disaggregated into a suitable number of ‘‘cases’’ to allow for identifying clear causal relationships of the institutions involved encompassing a single source institution, a single target institution, and a unidirectional causal pathway connecting the two.

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