Part I. Central Threads and Analytic Perspectives: Introduction: new perspectives on governance for sustainable development Magali Delmas and Oran R. Young, 1. Governance for sustainable development in a world of rising interdependencies Oran R. Young, Part II. Governance for Solving Environmental Problems: Perspectives from Economics, Political Science, and Management: 2. Environmental governance: an economic perspective Thomas P. Lyon, 3. Environmental governance and political science Maria Carmen Lemos and Arun Agrawal, 4. Self-regulatory institutions for solving environmental problems: perspectives and contributions from the management literature Andrew King and Michael W. Toffel, Part III. The Effectiveness of Governance for Sustainable Development: 5. Transnational actors and environmental governance Virginia Haufler, 6. Effectiveness of voluntary environmental initiatives Madhu Khanna and Keith Brouhle, 7. The emergence of non-state market driven (NSMD) global environmental governance: a cross sectoral assessment Graeme Auld, Cristina Balboa, Steven Bernstein and Benjamin Cashore, Part IV. Conclusion: 8. Research opportunities in the area of governance for sustainable development Magali Delmas.