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Tipping Treaties

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199286096
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602832 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199286094.003.0009
 Tipping Treaties

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This chapter focuses on treaties that serve to coordinate international behavior. In this model, the minimum participation level is not the equilibrium participation level but the threshold participation level. When this minimum is reached, it pays all remaining non-participating countries to want to participate. This theory is applied to the case study of ocean dumping of oil by tankers.

Keywords: conforming preferences; government-industry interactions; bandwagons; network externalities; technical standards

Chapter.  7687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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