"Transnational Environmental Policy analyses a surprising success story in the field of international environmental policy making: the threat to the ozone layer posed by industrial chemicals and how it has been averted. The book also raises the more general question about problem-solving capacities of industrialised countries and the world society as a whole." "This case study investigates the regulations that have been put in place at an international level, and how the process evolved over twenty years in the USA and Germany. At the same time, it highlights problem-solving capacities of industrialised countries: is the international community in a position to tackle global environmental threats? Under which conditions is transnational governance without government possible?" This study will be valuable for students and researchers in the sociology of science, public policy and regulation, global environmental and health problems; and environmental sociology.