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Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Scott Barrett


This book develops a theory of international cooperation on environmental issues. The theory integrates a number of disciplines, including game theory, economics, international law, and international relations. It explains why treaties are used to address these challenges, and what makes treaties succeed or fail. Treaties can only change behavior by restructuring the incentives that drive behavior. Successful treaties must therefore make it in the interests of countries to participate in and to comply with an agreement demanding substantial changes in behavior such as reductions in pollution e ... More

Keywords: international cooperation, game theory, treaty design, international and global environmental problems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199286094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Barrett, author
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
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