Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries : Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2001-12-01
Publisher(s): Mit Pr
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Winner of the 2002 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award presented by The International Studies Association (ISA) Environmental Studies Section for the best book published on the topic of international environmental affairs. In the absence of world government, effective national policy is essential to the success of international environmental initiatives. Yet research on global environmental cooperation has proceeded without models of policy change in developing countries, where most of the world's people, land, and species are found. In this book Paul Steinberg provides a theoretical framework to explain the domestic responses of developing countries to global environmental concerns. Drawing on extensive field research, he traces the evolution of public policies to protect biological diversity in Costa Rica and Bolivia over the past four decades, to understand how these countries emerged as leaders in tropical conservation and how international institutions might support similar outcomes in other countries. Environmental Leadership in Developing Countriesexplodes the myth that developing countries are too preoccupied with short-term economic growth and material survival to devote attention to global environmental concerns. Instead it offers a nuanced account of complex, decades-long efforts to create effective institutions, and analyzes the relative roles of foreign and domestic actors in this process.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
I Global Concern, National Authority 1(46)
Introduction: Bilateral Activism in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Privilege Revisited
II Historical Perspectives 47(82)
Environmental Leadership: The Costa Rican Example
Environmental Leadership: The Bolivian Example
III Explaining Policy Change 129(82)
Domestic Political Resources
Policy Culture
Comparative Perspectives on Global Problems
Methodological Appendix 211(18)
Notes 229(14)
References 243(24)
Index 267

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