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Young, Oran R.

Works: 242 works in 879 publications in 6 languages and 38,037 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: GF75, 363.70526
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Most widely held works about Oran R Young
Most widely held works by Oran R Young
Global environmental change : understanding the human dimensions by Paul C Stern( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in English and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Prologue -- 2. Global change and social science -- 3. Human causes of global change -- 4. Human consequences and responses -- 5. Problems of theory and method -- 6. Data needs -- 7. Human resources and organizational structures -- 8. A National research program on the human dimensions of global change
Institutions and environmental change : principal findings, applications, and research frontiers by Oran R Young( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview of recent research on how institutions matter in tackling environmental problems reports the findings and policy implications of a decade-long international research project
Analyzing international environmental regimes : from case study to database by Helmut Breitmeier( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regime theory has become an increasingly influential approach to the analysis of international relations, particularly in the areas of international political economy and international environmental politics. The conceptual appeal of the idea of "governance without government"--In which a combination of different organizations and institutions supply governance to address specific problems--reflects a world in which the demand for governance is great but the familiar mechanisms for supplying it are weak. Most research on international regimes employs qualitative methods, often using case studies to develop larger theoretical arguments; but a lack of standardization makes comparative analysis difficult. Analyzing International Environmental Regimes introduces the International Regimes Database (IRD), an important methodological innovation that allows scholars to adopt a quantitative approach to the study of international regimes. The IRD is a relational database that makes it possible to compare records on specific aspects of a number of international environmental regimes that are coded using a single, well-defined set of concepts, definitions, and scales. The book first describes the database and discusses a number of methodological, technical, and architectural issues. It then illustrates the use of the IRD as an analytic tool, drawing on the database for descriptive statistics to evaluate theoretical ideas about compliance, decision rules, and the role of knowledge. A CD containing the full IRD data protocol and all the data currently in the database accompanies the book."--Publisher's website
Limits to privatization : how to avoid too much of a good thing : a report to the Club of Rome by Marianne Beisheim( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first thorough audit of privatizations from around the world. It outlines the historical emergence of globalization and liberalization, and from analyses of over 50 case studies of best- and worst-case experiences of privatization, it provides guidance for policy and action that will restore and maintain the right balance between the powers and responsibilities of the state, the private sector and the increasingly important role of civil society. [Publisher web site]
Institutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governance by Oran R Young( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International environmental regimesùinstitutional arrangements that govern humanûenvironmental interactionsùare dynamic, changing continuously over time. Some regimes go from strength to strength, becoming more effective over the years, while others seem stymied from the beginning. Some regimes start strong, then decline; others are ineffective at first but become successful with the passage of time. In Institutional Dynamics, Oran Young offers the first detailed analysis of these developmental trajectories. Understanding the emergent patterns in environmental governance and how they affect regime effectiveness, he argues, is an important part of solving environmental problems
The intermediaries : third parties in international crises by Oran R Young( )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The possibilities for third-party intervention aimed at facilitating the non-violent termination of international crises are explored in this book. The author develops a theory of third-party intervention at a high level of abstraction and then presents a set of applications which focuses on the Secretary-General of the United Nations and a variety of potential Soviet-American crises."--Publisher's description
Institutional interplay : biosafety and trade by Oran R Young( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International institutions and the consequences of their interplay are emerging as a major agenda item for research and policy. As governments enter into an ever-increasing number of international agreements, questions arise about the overlap of issues, jurisdiction and membership. Of particular interest to practitioners and analysts is how this mélange of institutions at the international level intersects and interrelates to influence and affect the content, operation, performance and effectiveness of a specific institution, as well as the functioning of the overall global governance context. Biosafety, an issue relevant to numerous institutions, offers a case study for exploring and applying interplay in practical terms.--Publisher's description
The politics of force; bargaining during international crises by Oran R Young( )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper presented to the annual convention of the Australian Pipe Line Contractors Association, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, October 27-29, 1974
The institutional dimensions of environmental change : fit, interplay, and scale by Oran R Young( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researchers studying the role institutions play in causing and confronting environmental change use a variety of concepts and methods that make it difficult to compare their findings. Seeking to remedy this problem, Oran Young takes the analytic themes identified in the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC) Science Plan as cutting-edge research concerns and develops them into a common structure for conducting research. He illustrates his arguments with examples of environmental change ranging in scale from the depletion of local fish stocks to the disruption of Earth's climate system.Young not only explores theoretical concerns such as the relative merits of collective-action and social-practice models of institutions but also addresses the IDGEC-identified problems of institutional fit, interplay, and scale. He shows how institutions interact both with one another and with the biophysical environment and assesses the extent to which we can apply lessons drawn from the study of local institutions to the study of global institutions and vice versa. He examines how research on institutions can help us to solve global problems of environmental governance. Substantive topics discussed include the institutional dimensions of carbon management, the performance of exclusive economic zones, and the political economy of boreal and tropical forests
Political leadership and collective goods by Norman Frohlich( )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effectiveness of international environmental regimes : causal connections and behavioral mechanisms( )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance in world affairs by Oran R Young( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Young extends and generalises his earlier work on international environmental regimes to present a comprehensive account of the current status and future prospects of regime theory as a way of thinking about governance in world affairs
Arctic politics : conflict and cooperation in the circumpolar North by Oran R Young( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to launch Arctic politics as a field of inquiry capable of attracting the attention of those with specialized interests in the polar regions as well as those of who will see issues of a more generic nature being played out in a clear-cut or specific fashion in the circumpolar north
International governance : protecting the environment in a stateless society by Oran R Young( )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 explore the nature of international governance. Young's analysis invokes the distinction between "governance," a social function involving the management of interdependent individuals or groups, and "government," a set of formal organizations that makes and enforces rules
Arctic contributions to social science and public policy by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the need for coordinated and focussed research in the Arctic in social sciences, including the organization of production, ptotecting the environment and cultural diversity, together with the text of: Arctic social science, an agenda for action (1984), and the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (United States)
Science priorities for the human dimensions of global change( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating regimes : Arctic accords and international governance by Oran R Young( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oran R. Young has been a key participant in recent debates among international relations scholars about the dynamics of rule-making and rule-following in international society. In this book, he weaves together theoretical issues relating to the formation of international regimes and substantive issue's relating to the emergence of the Arctic as a distinct region in world affairs. Young divides the overall process of regime formation into three stages - agenda formation, negotiation, and operationalization - and argues that each stage has its own particular political dynamics. Efforts to explain or predict developments in specific issue areas, he suggests, require careful attention to each stage in the process. Empirically, Young examines in detail the events leading to the formation of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. Although these cases exhibit the defining characteristics of all international regimes, they broaden our understanding of institutional arrangements that are largely programmatic, rather than regulatory, in nature and that are based on soft-law agreements
Governance for the environment : new perspectives by Magali A Delmas( )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments to meet this demand is waning. How can we address the resultant governance deficit and achieve sustainable development? This book brings together perspectives from economics, management, and political science in order to identify innovative approaches to governance and bring them to bear on environmental issues. The authors' analysis of important cases demonstrates how governance systems need to fit their specific setting and how effective policies can be developed without relying exclusively on government. They argue that the future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that simultaneously engage actors located in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. Governance for the Environment draws attention to cutting-edge questions for practitioners and analysts interested in environmental governance."--Jacket
Post-treaty politics : secretariat influence in global environmental governance by Sikina Jinnah( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Secretariats-the administrative arms of international treaties-would seem simply to do the bidding of member states. And yet, Sikina Jinnah argues in Post-Treaty Politics, secretariats can play an important role in world politics. On paper, secretariats collect information, communicate with state actors, and coordinate diplomatic activity. In practice, they do much more. As Jinnah shows, they can influence the allocation of resources, structures of interstate cooperation, and the power relationships between states. Jinnah examines secretariat influence through the lens of overlap management in environmental governance-how secretariats help to manage the dense interplay of issues, rules, and norms between international treaty regimes. Through four case studies, she shows that secretariats can draw on their unique networks and expertise to handle the challenges of overlap management, emerging as political actors in their own right. After presenting a theory and analytical framework for analyzing secretariat influence, Jinnah examines secretariat influence on overlap management within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), two cases of overlap management in the World Trade Organization, as well as a case in which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) secretariat failed to influence political outcomes despite its efforts to manage overlap. Jinnah argues that, even when modest, secretariat influence matters because it can establish a path-dependent dynamic that continues to guide state behavior even after secretariat influence has waned."
Systems of political science by Oran R Young( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Arbitration (International law) Arctic Regions Biotechnology--Government policy Climatic changes Commercial policy--Environmental aspects Convention on Biological Diversity (Organization) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (1973 March 3) Economic history Economics Environmentalism--Economic aspects Environmentalism--Political aspects Environmental law, International Environmental management--International cooperation Environmental policy Environmental policy--International cooperation Environmental protection Environmental protection--International cooperation Environmental protection--Research Environmental sciences Environmental sciences--Databases Environmental sciences--Information services Global environmental change Globalization--Environmental aspects Human ecology Human ecology--Research International cooperation International law International regimes database International relations International relations--Environmental aspects International relations--Research International trade--Environmental aspects Intervention (International law) Natural resources Natural resources--International cooperation Nature--Effect of human beings on Political leadership Political science Political science--Economic aspects Pollution Privatization Privatization--Evaluation Research Secretariats Social conditions Social ecology--International cooperation Sustainable development--Government policy Transboundary pollution--Law and legislation World politics World Trade Organization
Analyzing international environmental regimes : from case study to database
Institutions and environmental change : principal findings, applications, and research frontiersAnalyzing international environmental regimes : from case study to databaseLimits to privatization : how to avoid too much of a good thing : a report to the Club of RomeInstitutional dynamics : emergent patterns in international environmental governanceInstitutional interplay : biosafety and tradeThe institutional dimensions of environmental change : fit, interplay, and scaleThe effectiveness of international environmental regimes : causal connections and behavioral mechanismsGovernance in world affairs
Alternative Names
Reed Young, Oran 1941-

Young, Oran 1941-

Young Oran R.

Young, Oran R. 1941-

Young, Oran Reed

Young, Oran Reed 1941-


ヤング, O. R