9780801486234

Governance in World Affairs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801486234

  • ISBN10:

    0801486238

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

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Summary

In this book Oran Young extends and generalizes his earlier work on international environmental regimes to present a comprehensive account of the current status and future prospects of regime theory as a way of thinking about governance in world affairs.

Young organizes his assessment around two overarching issues. The first emphasizes the idea that regimes are dynamic systems. An understanding of regime formation is thus a springboard for inquiries into the effectiveness of these arrangements once they become operational and into the processes through which regimes change over time. The second stresses the importance of fostering a dialogue between scholars who espouse distinct ways of thinking about international institutions: the collective-action perspective arising from the fields of economics and public choice and the social-practice perspective associated with the fields of sociology and anthropology.

Within this framework, the book offers cutting-edge contributions regarding the tasks institutions perform, the effectiveness of regimes, institutional

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii
Governance without Government
1(23)
Regime Tasks and Types
24(26)
The Problem of Problem Structure
50(29)
Is Enforcement the Achilles' Heel of International Regimes?
79(29)
The Effectiveness of International Regimes
108(25)
Toward a Theory of Institutional Change
133(30)
Institutional Interplay in International Society
163(26)
Regime Theory: Past, Present, and Future
189(28)
Index 217

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