Journals Higher Education

Environment and Statecraft

The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Scott Barrett

How did the Montreal Protocol succeed in protecting the earth's ozone layer? Why will the Kyoto Protocol fail to materially dampen global climate change? Are treaties really needed? Can they be made to work better? This book develops a theory to answer these questions--one that integrates the approaches used in economics, political science, international law, and game theory. It also applies the theory to some of the world's most important environmental problems.

Share: