Public Lecture

Compliance with International Environmental Agreements

Abram Chayes | Author
Harvard University
Abram Chayes | Presenter
Harvard University
August 10, 1995

How do we get states to comply with international agreements that are themselves not very well specified, in a system that have no sanctions or other coercive instruments to bring to bear? In this lecture, Harvard government professor Abram Chayes, discusses the problem of compliance with respect to international agreements and suggests that international cooperation can occur without harsh coercive measures.