Measuring the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes

  title={Measuring the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes},
  author={Carsten Helm and Detlef F. Sprinz},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={630 - 652}
  • C. HelmD. Sprinz
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
Although past research has emphasized the importance of international regimes for international governance, systematic assessments of regime effects are missing. This article derives a standardized measurement concept for the effectiveness of international environmental regimes. It is based on a simultaneous evaluation of actual policy against a no-regime counterfactual and a collective optimum. Subsequently, the empirical feasibility of the measurement concept is demonstrated by way of two… 

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