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International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy

International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy

International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy
David Leonard Downie

International regimes are sector-specific international regulatory and administrative systems. A useful formal definition of such a regime is a system of principles, norms, rules, operating procedures, and institutions that actors create or accept to regulate and coordinate action in a particular issue area of international relations. Principles are beliefs of fact, causation, and rectitude. Norms are general standards of behavior. Rules are specific prescriptions or proscriptions for action. Operating procedures are prevailing practices for work within the regime, including those for making and implementing collective choice. Institutions are mechanisms and organizations for implementing, operating, evaluating, and expanding the regime ...

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