S.J.D. dissertation

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This dissertation argues that global environmental governance can be strengthened by structuring legal and administrative mechanisms to meet the demands of the current world order. In particular, this dissertation provides a theoretical analysis of those legal and administrative mechanisms that can improve environmental governance in a globalizing world. However, since it is a theoretical analysis, this dissertation does not assert that the analysis in itself will simplify the process of strengthening the rule of law, resolve all environmental issues, or require every single environmental problem to be addressed through an international process. Rather, the objective of the analysis is to provide a theoretical understanding of legal and administrative alternatives which, in the context of globalization, would advance ongoing efforts to strengthen global environmental governance.