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Environment: The Path of GlobalEnvironmental Governance – Formand Function in Historical Perspective

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Maria Ivanova

Introduction

Global governance has emerged as a term as intensely contested and ill understood as globalization. The concept of governance and especially global governance is regarded by some as a euphemism for world government1 or even as a conspiracy by the North to impose its rules on the South.2 And while some analysts deny the very existence of global governance, maintaining that state sovereignty is firmly implanted in contemporary political life and the primary driver of world affairs (Gilpin, 2002), others criticize the ...

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