Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Nature - 276 pages
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Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of participation norms, which define the appropriate global response and shape how states have perceived the problems, defined their interests and strategies, and pursued governance. The explanation is rigorously developed through an innovative combination of formal analysis and in-depth empirical case studies. Agent-based computer simulation modeling is employed to explore essential norm dynamics, analysis that is complemented and extended by process-tracing case studies that examine governance activities from 1986 through 2003. The result provides the understanding necessary for improving global responses to environmental problems.
  

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Contents

Governing Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
1
Explaining the Rise and Evolution of Universal Participation
21
Adaptation and the Norm Life Cycle
33
4 Modeling the Norm Life Cycle
55
The Emergence of Universal Participation
83
Universal Participation and the Framework Convention on Climate Change
123
7 A New Global Response? The Evolution of Universal Participation and the Governance of Climate Change
161
8 The Complexity of Constructing a Global Response
187
Notes
201
Works Cited
229
Index
249
SUNY series in Global Politics
257
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About the author (2012)

Matthew J. Hoffmann is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Delaware.

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