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Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

Abstract

International bureaucracies—highly visible, far-reaching actors of global governance in areas that range from finance to the environment—are often derided as ineffective, inefficient, and unresponsive. Yet despite their prominence in many debates on world politics, little scholarly attention has been given to their actual influence in recent years. This book fills this gap, offering conceptual analysis and case studies of the role and relevance of international bureaucracies in the area of environmental governance—one of the most institutionally dynamic areas of world politics. It seeks to res ... More

Keywords: international bureaucracies, global governance, finance, environment, world politics, environmental governance, environmental bureaucracies, World Bank, United Nations, desertification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012744
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Biermann, editor

Bernd Siebenhüner, editor

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Contents

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2 Understanding International Bureaucracies: Taking Stock

Steffen Bauer, Frank Biermann, Klaus Dingwerth, and Bernd Siebenhüner

3 Studying the Influence of International Bureaucracies: A Conceptual Framework

Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Bauer Steffen, Per-Olof Busch, Sabine Campe, Klaus Dingwerth, Torsten Grothmann, Robert Marschinski, and Mireia Tarradell

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