International environmental regimes in formation of global policy and cooperation: The case of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Date of Award




Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


International Studies

First Committee Member

Bruce M. Bagley, Committee Chair


Environmental Regimes have a dynamic and evolving impact on relations among nations and what has been the way in which the foreign policy leaders and national economies have operated. Regime theory is useful and sets the stage for analysis of the international environmental arena in that it informs about consensus building, cooperation, decision-making processes, and foreign policy formation. The analysis of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer addresses the formation of consensus, the use of scientific information, the structure and process of building the regime, and the design and formation of the agreement. It is a precedent setting example of international cooperation around a global environmental problem and construction of a regime at the international level.


Political Science, International Law and Relations; Environmental Sciences

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