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What could a world environmental organization do?


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Whalley, J. and Zissimos, B., 2001. What could a world environmental organization do? Global Environmental Politics, 1 (1), pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

This article evaluates the case for a new World Environmental Organization. It suggests that the main purpose of such an institution could be to accomplish the internalization of global environmental externalities which, for a variety of reasons, has not been achieved to any significant degree in recent decades. This stands in contrast to recent proposals that call for a mere strengthening of existing global arrangements. The benefits of this approach, as well as some of its problems, such as ambiguous property rights, are discussed.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsWhalley, J.and Zissimos, B.
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code26083

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