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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
It is suggested that the advent of co-management structures and conscious boundary management that includes knowledge co-production, mediation, translation, and negotiation across scale-related boundaries may facilitate solutions to complex problems that decision makers have historically been unable to solve.
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, more
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 social
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, the
Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.
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 the
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.
Effectiveness of international environmental regimes: Existing knowledge, cutting-edge themes, and research strategies
  • O. Young
  • Business
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 5 December 2011
The general conclusions are that international environmental regimes can and do make a difference, although often in conjunction with a number of other factors, and that a strategy of using anumber of tools combined can help to improve understanding of the determinants of success.
International Governance
  • O. Young
  • Political Science
  • 30 August 1994
How can the global environment be safeguarded in the absence of a world government? In the vanguard of efforts to address this critical question, Oran R. Young draws on environmental issues to