Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries
Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia
By (author) Paul F. Steinberg
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Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries by Paul F. Steinberg
Book DescriptionIn 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 Countries explodes 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262692663
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Paul F. Steinberg
Paul F. Steinberg is Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College.
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