STV4214 International Environmental Governance


Required reading

K = Compendium


Aakre, Stine and Jon Hovi (2010). “Emission Trading: Participation Enforcement Determines the Need for Compliance Enforcement”. European Union Politics, 11 (3): 427-445.


Auld, Greame and Lars H. Gulbrandsen (2013). “Private Regulation in Global Environmental Government”. In Robert H. Falkner (forthcoming): The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy. Oxford: Blackwell. K


Bang, Guri and Miranda Schreurs (2011). „A Green New Deal: Framing US Climate Leadership“. In K. W. Würzel and J. Connelly (eds.), The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics. New York: Routledge. F


Barrett, Scott and Robert Stavins (2003): “Increasing Participation and Compliance in International Climate Change Agreements”. International Environmental Agreements, 3 (4): 349–376.


Bernauer, Thomas (2013). “Climate Change Policy”. Annual Review of Political Science, 16: 421-448.


Breitmeier, Helmut; Oran R. Young, and Michael Zürn (2006). Analyzing International Environmental Regimes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 4 (pp. 113-190).


Breitmeier, Helmut; Arild Underdal, and Oran R. Young (2011). “The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes: Comparing and Contrasting Findings from Quantitative Research”. International Studies Review, 13 (4): 579-605.


Buchan, David (2012). “The Energiewende – Germany’s Gamble”. Oxford: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. F


Chayes, Abram and Antonia H. Chayes (1993). “On Compliance”. International Organization, 47 (2): 175–205.


Conca, Ken (2006). Governing Water. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-34). K


Conybeare, John A. (1980). “International Organization and the Theory of Property Rights”. International Organization, 34 (3): 307-344.


Downs, George W., David M. Rocke, and Peter N. Barsoom (1996). “Is the Good News about Compliance Good News about Cooperation?” International Organization, 50 (3): 379-406.


Downs, George W. and Michael A. Jones (2002). “Reputation, Compliance, and International Law”. Journal of Legal Studies, XXXI: S95-S114.


Ethics Commission on a Safe Energy Supply (2011): Germany’s Energy Turnaround: A Collective Effort for the Future. F


Haas, Peter M. (1992). “Introduction: Epistemic Communities and International Policy Coordination”. International Organization, 46 (1): 1-35. K


Hardin, Garrett (1977). “Living on a Lifeboat”. In Garrett Hardin & John Baden (red.): Managing the Commons. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman (pp. 261-279). K


Homer-Dixon, Thomas F. (1999). Environment, Scarcity, and Violence. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Chapters 3 and 5 (pp. 73-106).  K


Hovi, Jon; Mads Greaker, Cathrine Hagem, and Bjart Holtsmark (2012). “A Credible Compliance Enforcement System for the Climate Regime”. Climate Policy, 12 (6): 741-754.


Hovi, Jon; Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal (2009). “Implementing Long-Term Climate Policy: Time Inconsistency, Domestic Politics, International Anarchy”. Global Environmental Politics, 9 (3): 20-39.


Jahiel, Abigail R. (2006). “China, the WTO, and Implications for the Environment”. Environmental Politics, 15 (2): 310-329.


Jordan, Andrew; Harro van Asselt, Frank Berkhout, Dave Huitema, and Tim Rayner (2012). “Understanding the Paradoxes of Multilevel Governing: Climate Change Policy in the European Union”. Global Environmental Politics, 12(2): 41-64.


Mez, Lutz (2012 ). “German’s Merger of Energy and Climate Change Policy”. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 68(6): 22-29. F


Miles, Edward L. et al. (2002). Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Chapter 18 (pp. 467-474). K


Mitchell, Ronald B. (1994). “Regime Design Matters: Intentional Oil Pollution and Treaty Compliance”. International Organization, 48 (3): 425-458.


Mitchell, Ronald B. (2008). “Evaluating the Performance of International Institutions: What to Evaluate and How to Evaluate It?” In O.R. Young, L.A. King, and H. Schroeder (eds.), Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (pp. 79-114).


Mitnick, Barry M. (1980). The Political Economy of Regulation. New York: Columbia University Press. Chapter 6 (pp. 321-363). K


Najam, Adil, Michaela Papa, and Nadaa Taijab (2006). Global Environmental Governance: A Reform Agenda. Winnipeg: International Institute of Sustainable Development. Chapter 1 (pp. 7-25). K


Oberthür, Sebastian and Olav S. Stokke  (eds.) (2011). Managing Institutional Complexity – Regime Interplay and Global Institutional Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 12. K


Schreurs, Miranda (2013). “Orchestrating a Low-Carbon Energy Revolution Without Nuclear: German’s Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis”. Theoretical Inquires in Law, 14(1): 83-108. F


Schreurs, Miranda (2012a). “The Politics of Phase-Out”. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 68(6): 30-41. F


Schreurs, Miranda (2012b). „Breaking the Impasse in the International Climate Negotiations: The Potential of Green Technologies“. Energy Policy, 48: 5-12.


Schreurs, Miranda and Dörte Ohlhorst. „NIMBY and YIMBY: Movements for and Against Renewable Energy in Germany and the United States“. Forthcoming in C. Hager and M. A. Haddad (eds.), NIMBY is Beautiful: Local Activism and Environmental Innovation in Germany and Beyond. Berghahn Press. Draft – not for further distribution. Comments welcome! F


Schreurs, Miranda and Yves Tiberghien (2007). «Multi-level Reinforcement: Explaining European Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation». Global Environmental Politics, 7(4): 19-46.


Skodvin, Tora (2000). “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”. In Steinar Andresen et al., Science and Politics in International Environmental Regimes. Manchester: Manchester University Press (pp. 146-180). K


Stokke, Olav S. (2004). “Trade Measures and Climate Compliance: The Interplay Between WTO and the Marrakech Accord”. International Environmental Agreements, 4 (4): 339-357.


Stokke, Olav S. (2012). Disaggregating International Regimes: A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 8. K


Underdal, Arild (2002). “One Question, Two Answers”. Chapter 1 in Edward L. Miles et al., Environmental Regime Effectiveness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. K


Young, Oran R. (2008). “Building Regimes for Socioecological Systems: Institutional Diganostics.” In O.R. Young, L.A. King, and H. Schroeder (eds.), Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (pp.115-144). K


Van Schaik, Louise (2012). “The EU’s disappointing leadership on climate, or should we be less judgemental?” In K. E. Jørgensen and K. V. Kaatikainen (eds.), Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions: Performance, Policy, Power. F


Victor, David G. (2011). Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapters 1, 7 and 8 (86pp.)



Suggested Reading


Barrett, Scott (2003). Environment & Statecraft. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Benedick, Richard E. (1991). Ozone Diplomacy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Hasenclever, Andreas; Peter Mayer & Volker Rittberger (1997). Theories of International Regimes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Lofdahl, Corey L. (2002). Environmental Impacts of Globalization and Trade. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


Steffen, Will et al. (2004). Global Change and the Earth System: Executive Summary. Stockholm: IGBP.


Stokke, Olav S.; Jon Hovi, and Geir Ulfstein (eds.) (2005). Implementing the Climate Regime. International Compliance. London: Earthscan.


Victor, David G.; Kal Raustiala & Eugene B. Skolnikoff (eds.) (1998). The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


Young, Oran R. (ed.) (1999). The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


Young, Oran R.; Leslie A. Kind, and Heike Shroeder (eds.) (2008), Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (remaining chapters).



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