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The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations: Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations

The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations: Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations

by Christian DownieChristian Downie


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The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations describes the successes and failures of protracted international negotiations and most importantly, examines the lessons they hold for the future.

Drawing on more than 100 interviews with climate change insiders, including former ministers, chief negotiators and presidential advisers, Christian Downie presents a rare inside account of why states agree to what they do and why they change their position in long negotiations. He also identifies eight strategies that others can use to influence the most powerful states in the world.

This book will be invaluable to academics and students working in the fields of international relations, political science, negotiation studies and global environmental politics. It will be of equal value to diplomats, policymakers and various non-governmental organizations that seek to influence international negotiations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783472109
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2014
Series: New Horizons in Environmental Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christian Downie, School of Regulation and Global Governance, The Australian National University, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I: International Negotiations and Theoretical Background 1. Introduction 2. Histories and Theories of International Negotiations Part II: The Case Studies 3. Toward Berlin 1993 – 1995: Environmental Interests and a Tentative Agreement 4. From Berlin to Kyoto 1995 – 1997: Rising Opposition to Environmental Interests 5. From Kyoto to The Hague 1998 – 2000: Shifting Political Dynamics and a Question of Ratification Part III: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Implications 6. Discussion: The Behaviour of the US and the EU in the International Climate Change Negotiations 7. Toward an Understanding of Prolonged International Negotiations References

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