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Balsiger, Jörg
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2017-06-08T21:01:09Z
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2017-06-08T21:01:09Z
dc.date.issued
2008
dc.identifier.issn
1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/13503
dc.description.abstract
Whereas transboundary regionalism has become a dominant trend in European and international economic and political integration, contemporary earth system governance continues to be characterized by functionally separated issue areas organized as international regimes. The evolution of this system has mirrored the historical process of nation state building, which entailed the reorganization of local interests and identities along functional and national lines. Growing political attention to environmental problems, however, has revealed the limits of functionally separating what is ecologically interdependent. Current processes of regionalization provide a vehicle for innovative approaches to sustainable development. Using subnational and cross border regionalism as a point of departure, this paper explores transboundary regionalism as a model for earth system governance by examining the Alpine Convention as a case study. Although regional environmental agreements have been negotiated in the past, they have narrowly focused on water quality and fisheries. The Alpine Convention, an international agreement among eight European states and the European Union signed in 1991, seeks the protection and sustainable development of a globally significant mountain region. The Convention has also fostered the establishment of a large number of transalpine organizations as well as a nascent alpine identity. In order to critically assess the promise of supranational regionalism in environmental governance, the paper traces the evolution of the Convention from the perspective of territoriality, substantive scope, and institutional form. The paper concludes with a cautiously optimistic note and points to other supranational regional initiatives the Alpine Convention has inspired.
dc.language.iso
en
dc.publisher
European University Institute
dc.subject
Governance
dc.subject
Supranationalism
dc.subject
International Agreements
dc.subject
Regional Policy
dc.subject
Environmental Policy
dc.subject
European Alps
dc.title
Regional Sustainable Development in the European Alps
dc.type
Working Paper
ethz.journal.title
EUI working paper
ethz.journal.volume
2008
ethz.journal.issue
23
ethz.size
24 p.
ethz.publication.place
San Domenico die Fiesole
ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::03728 - Engel, Stefanie (ehemalig)
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::03728 - Engel, Stefanie (ehemalig)
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http://cadmus.iue.it/dspace/bitstream/1814/8827/1/MWP_2008_23.pdf
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2017-06-08T21:01:15Z
ethz.source
ECIT
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imp59364c2c27ec926320
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pub:24948
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yes
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