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Guest Editorial, part of a Special Feature on Scale and Cross-scale Dynamics Scale and Cross-Scale Dynamics: Governance and Information in a Multilevel World
The empirical evidence in the papers in this special issue identifies pervasive and difficult cross-scale and cross-level interactions in managing the environment. Expand
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Political leadership and regime formation: on the development of institutions in international society
Leadership plays a critical but poorly understood role in determining the success or failure of the processes of institutional bargaining that dominate efforts to form international regimes or, moreExpand
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The globalization of socio-ecological systems: An agenda for scientific research
Abstract We argue that globalization is a central feature of coupled human–environment systems or, as we call them, socio-ecological systems (SESs). In this article, we focus on the effects ofExpand
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Connectivity and the Governance of Multilevel Social-Ecological Systems: The Role of Social Capital
We discuss the challenges confronting environmental governance caused by the increasing connectivity of resource-use systems and the growing functional interdependencies of ecological and socialExpand
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Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.
Ecosystem stewardship is an action-oriented framework intended to foster the social-ecological sustainability of a rapidly changing planet. Recent developments identify three strategies that makeExpand
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Governance in World Affairs
Let's read! We will often find out this sentence everywhere. When still being a kid, mom used to order us to always read, so did the teacher. Some books are fully read in a week and we need theExpand
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Vertical Interplay among Scale-dependent Environmental and Resource Regimes
Environmental and resource regimes, operating at different levels of social organization, vary in terms of factors such as the sources of actor behavior, the knowledge available to actors, theExpand
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Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers
Studies show that institutions play a role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human-environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily described.Expand
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Effectiveness of international environmental regimes: Existing knowledge, cutting-edge themes, and research strategies
  • O. Young
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 5 December 2011
International environmental regimes—especially those regimes articulated in multilateral environmental agreements—have been a subject of intense interest within the scientific community over the lastExpand
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Analyzing International Environmental Regimes: From Case Study to Database
Regime theory has become an increasingly influential approach to the analysis of international relations, particularly in the areas of international political economy and international environmentalExpand
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