International Relations (PhD)
Lee’s research focuses on global environmental politics and specifically environmental norms and institutions on transboundary air pollution governance in Northeast Asia. It examines how three countries of Northeast Asia – China, Japan, and South Korea – have shaped their national and regional responses to the problem of transboundary air pollution. As a latecomer in formulating ways to tackle the matter, the countries have looked to the international experience. By tracing the global environmental norms on transboundary air pollution to the development of regional-national policy and institutions, the research explains the variance in the countries' responses to the problem. This research will contribute to the literature on global environmental politics and norm diffusion, and to the comparatively less studied Northeast Asian environmental governance.
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