Study Questions

These short-answer review questions cover key themes and learning objectives within each chapter.

1. In your own words, describe the tragedy of the commons. How does this apply to U.S. environmental and energy policy?

2. Define multilateral institutions. What possibilities and constraints do they pose to the United States regarding transnational policy problems?

3. Why are human rights an important policy arena for the United States? What types of policies fit in this arena? What difficulties does the United States have in implementation?