The Post-Agreement Negotiation Process: The Problems of Ratifying International Environmental Agreements

Spector BI & Korula A (1992). The Post-Agreement Negotiation Process: The Problems of Ratifying International Environmental Agreements. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-92-090

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Abstract

National ratification of international environmental agreements is a prime example of post-agreement negotiations. It is often the first subprocess in a larger process of sustained negotiations that occur after international accords are concluded, focused on implementation of those accords. Certainly, implementation of negotiated agreements involves legal, political, verification, and enforcement activities at both domestic and international levels. Many of these activities, including ratification, are characterized by negotiations between various stakeholders to reach mutually beneficial and acceptable means to achieve national implementation of, and compliance with, treaty provisions.

This paper places ratification negotiations within the larger conceptual context of post-agreement negotiations, with the goal of understanding and explaining problems of treaty compliance. An empirical analysis is conducted to assess the impact of various inherent and situational factors on problems in the ratification process. Ultimately, we are interested in identifying ways of improving the international negotiation process that initiated these later problems in implementation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Processes of International Negotiation Network (PIN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 16:28
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3611

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