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The Political Economy of International Environmental Agreements: A Survey

Leo Wangler (), JJuan-Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera () and Hans-Peter Weikard
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Leo Wangler: School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Postal: Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3, 07743 Jena, Germany
JJuan-Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Department of Economics, Growth and Environment Group, Mexico City, Mexico

No 2011-038, Jena Economics Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: This paper surveys the recent literature on the political economy of the formation of international environmental agreements. The survey covers theoretical modelling approaches and empirical studies including experimental work. Central to our survey is the question how the political process impacts different stages of agreement formation and stability. Relevant are the rules defined during pre-negotiations that govern negotiations, ratification and implementation. Strategic delegation and lobbying are directly relevant during the negotiation and ratification phases. Implementation, the choice of policy instruments at the national level, will also be impacted by lobbying and indirectly influence negotiations.

Keywords: international environmental agreements; coalition formation; coalition stability; environmental policy-making; strategic delegation; interest groups; free-rider incentives; determinants of international environmental cooperation; public goods experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 D62 D72 H41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-09-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-ene, nep-env, nep-pol and nep-res
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