Case Studies of the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes

Balancing Textbook Ideals and Feasibility Concerns
  • Steinar Andresen
  • Jørgen Wettestad
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Abstract

In the paper presented at the conference on “Methodological Approaches to the Study of Regime Consequences” we focused mainly on our experiences acquired over more than a decade as case study workers on the effectiveness of international environmental regimes. Although we have not been among the chief architects conceptually or theoretically in this field, we believe that few others have as much experience in testing out the fruitfulness of various perspectives through case study work. It could be useful, therefore, to sum up in an explicit manner some of the lessons we have learnt on this long journey. Moreover, we believe that an interaction between “theorists” and “practitioners” who try out the theories is crucial in advancing the study of regime effectiveness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steinar Andresen
    • 1
  • Jørgen Wettestad
    • 1
  1. 1.The Fridtjof Nansen InstituteNorwegian

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