Publisher description for Global environmental negotiations and US interests / Deborah Saunders Davenport.

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This book examines the question of why effective action has been taken to ameliorate some global environmental problems while no improvement has been made on others. In an asymmetric international system, success depends upon whether the lead state is willing to manipulate the preferences of other states. This book provides a comprehensive typology of the potential costs and benefits of effective agreement for the system leader and clarifies the leader’s true interests on particular environmental issues.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental management -- International cooperation.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
Climatic changes -- International cooperation.