This book follows the groundbreaking Kyoto Protocol from the time of its drafting in 1997 to analyze its viability as an environmental treaty. Dana R. Fisher uses a valuable combination of substantive interview data and country case studies to understand the complexity of the domestic and international debates taking place around the Protocol. With its unique blend of quantitative and qualitative data, this study presents compelling evidence that domestic interests are crucial in the formation of international environmental policymaking.
Dana R. Fisher is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University.
Chapter 1 Explaining the Regulation of the Global Environment: Theoretical Perspectives and Alternative Theories Chapter 2 The History of the Science and Policy of the Global Climate Change Regime Chapter 3 Postindustrialization and Global Climate Change: An Empirical Analysis of the Material Characteristics of the Environmental State and Moving toward Understanding the Political Characteristics Chapter 4 State-Led Collaboration in Japan Chapter 5 Market Innovation with Consumer Demand in the Netherlands Chapter 6 Debate and Discord in the United States Chapter 7 Conclusion Chapter 8 Appendix A: Interviewees in Japan Chapter 9 Appendix B: Interviewees in the Netherlands Chapter 10 Appendix C: Interviewees in the United States