Environmental hazards do not respect international boundaries. In this volume, distinguished international researchers make a significant contribution to the understanding and management of transboundary environmental risks.The transboundary risk topics addressed highlight the key political, economic, social and cultural issues of our times, such as how transboundary risks are constructed, how they are communicated within and between countries, how the authorities can build trust in political management processes, and what forms of democratic risk management institutions are appropriate.Useful practical lessons on the management of transboundary risk at the national and international levels are drawn from the case studies. The volume provides valuable evidence and analysis for those working on international environmental issues and all aspects of risk management.
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chapter 1 Introduction / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer chapter 2 Swedish Aid and the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant / Ragnar E. Lo ̈fstedt and Vidmantas Jankauskas chapter 3 Genetically Modified Crops: What Transboundary Harmonization in Europe? / Les Levidow chapter 4 Transboundary Air Pollution: Lessons for Useful Analysis / Anthony Patt chapter 5 Cultures of Uncertainty - Transboundary Risks and BSE in Europe / Brian Wynne chapter 6 A Transborder Environmental Controversy on the Danube: The Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dam System / Anna Vari chapter 7 Transboundary Risk Management in the South: A Nepalese Perspective on Himalayan Water Projects / Michael Thompson chapter 8 Border Crossings / Jeanne X. Kasperson chapter 9 Public Participation across Borders / Ortwin Renn chapter 10 International Negotiation and the Management of Transboundary Risks Gunnar Sjo ̈stedt chapter 11 Transboundary Environmental Risk Management in the New Millennium: Lessons for Theory and Practice / Ragnar E. Lo ̈fstedt and Gunnar Sjo ̈stedt.