Lecture Notes in Global-Local Policy Interactions

Lecture Notes in Global-Local Policy Interactions

Ariel Dinar


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Globalization and recent developments in the world suggest strong relationships between local and global decisions, actions and impacts. Global-local relationships are also associated with positive and negative externalities, which necessitate policy interventions.

Lecture Notes in Global-Local Policy Interactions discusses the process of building and managing a global public policy and the interaction of public policies at the global and local (national/regional) levels. This book demonstrates the global negative externalities from under-regulation of various activities by one agent/country that affect the well-being of other agents/countries, and the design of policies (agreements) to reduce the impacts of such externalities. Possible opposed interests to global policies of local stakeholders and the (local) policies they established to tackle such externalities in their jurisdictions are included as well.

The book introduces concepts and principles associated with conflict, negotiation and cooperation, all of which are part of policy reform and design. It explores to various extents the global-local interactions that are related to selected global policies. Special emphasis is placed on global policies such as climate change, water, anti-terrorism, tobacco control, regulation of substances that deplete the ozone layer, desertification, and elimination of anti-personnel mines.


  • Dedication
  • About the Author
  • Introduction — Course Syllabus
  • Globalization and Global Policies
  • Concepts and Principles of Conflict
  • Concepts and Principles of Negotiation
  • Domestic Interests and International Negotiations
  • Concepts and Principles of Cooperation
  • Climate Change Policy
  • The CDM: A Cooperation Mechanism?
  • Shaping Global Policies by International Organizations and NGOs
  • Annex
  • Index

Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students interested in global policies, researchers and practitioners in the fields of globalization, international relations and public policy.

Key Features:

  • Adopts a consistent approach to dealing with the process of global policy design and implementation which is needed to allow better understanding of opposed interests of local players on the global policy success
  • Provides building blocks of conflict, negotiation, and cooperation, all of which are components in the process of moving along the line of designing and implementing global policies
  • Presents a combination of theory and actual case studies, as well as an annex with structured description of six specific global policies, suitable for non-experts in the field