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• Steinar Andresen is a political scientist from the University of Oslo. Since 1979 his main affiliation has been the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, but he has also been a visiting research scholar at the University of Washington from 1987-88, IIASA from 1994-1996, Princeton University from 1997-98, and a professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Olso from 2002-2006. He has published extensively on various issues related to international environmental and resource regimes. His latest major publication is a "Special Issue on International Agreements," International Environmental Agreements 3 (3) 2005 (guest editor with Ellen Hey).

• Jon Hovi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo and at CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research—Oslo). He is the author of Games, Threats and Treaties. Understanding Commitments in International Relations (1998) and co-editor of Implementing the Climate Regime. International Compliance (2005, with Olav S. Stokke and Geir Ulfstein). He is currently working on compliance and participation in climate cooperation.

• Raino Malnes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. He divides his research between political theory and philosophy of science. His latest books are in Norwegian. Valuing the Environment, a normative study of environmental policy, was published in 1995. He is currently at work on a book about the metaphysical foundations of social science.

• Knut Midgaard is professor emeritus in Political Science at the University of Oslo. His book (in Norwegian) Strategic Thought: Some Game-Theoretic Topics with a Special Regard to International Politics (1965) addresses basic problems in game theory and its applications. It was followed up by Communication and Strategy (1970), which outlines and discusses a theoretic framework for the study of political "interlocutions" (debates, negotiations, etc.), exploiting game-theory on the one hand and J.L. Austin's speech act theory on the other. His publications include studies on security policy and ethics, negotiations on the regulation of pelagic whaling, university politics, democratic theory, and the history of ideas.

• Edward L. Miles is Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs at the School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean where he is co-Director of the Center for Science in [End Page iii] the Earth System. His most recent book is Environmental Regime Effectiveness (2002) which he wrote with Arild Underdal, Steinar Andresen, Jorgen Wettestad, Jon Birger Skjaerseth, and Elaine M. Carlin.

• Ronald Mitchell (rmitchel@uoregon.edu) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. His book Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea: Environmental Policy and Treaty Compliance won the 1995 Sprout Award from the International Studies Association. He has published articles in International Organization, Global Environmental Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Global Governance, and chapters in numerous edited volumes. He has just completed editing a volume on Global Environmental Assessments: Information and Influence with William C. Clark, David W. Cash, and Nancy M. Dickson, which is forthcoming with the MIT Press. He is currently developing a database to combine descriptive data, texts, and performance indicators on all multilateral environmental treaties for use in examining their effects on the behavior of states and nonstate actors.

• Jon Birger Skjærseth is Senior Research Fellow and Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. His research interests are international environmental cooperation, EU environmental policy, national environmental policy and the strategies of non-state actors, particularly multinational companies. He has published numerous books and articles in these fields.

• Tora Skodvin is senior research fellow at CICERO Center for Climate and Environmental Research—Oslo. Her research interests include international climate negotiations, with a particular focus on the role of non-state actors in general and scientific communities in particular. Book publications include Structure and Agent in the Scientific Diplomacy of Climate Change (2000), and The Oil Industry and Climate Change (with Jon Birger Skjærseth, 2003).

• Detlef F. Sprinz is a Senior Fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and teaches political science at the University of Potsdam. He is the co-editor of International Relations and Global Climate Change (2001, with...

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