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Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change

Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke


Institutional interaction and complexity are crucial to environmental governance and are quickly becoming dominant themes in international relations and environmental politics literature. This book examines international institutional interplay and its consequences, focusing on two important issues: how states and other actors can manage institutional interaction to improve synergy and avoid disruption; and which forces drive the emergence and evolution of institutional complexes and sets of institutions that co-govern issue areas. The book, a product of the Institutional Dimensions of Global ... More

Keywords: institutional interaction, institutional complexity, environmental governance, theoretical perspective, empirical perspectives, interplay management, regime complexes, climate change, fisheries management, Arctic resources

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015912
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015912.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastian Oberthür, editor

Olav Schram Stokke, editor

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