Handbook on Trade and the Environment

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In this comprehensive new reference work Kevin Gallagher has compiled a fresh and broad-ranging collection of expert voices commenting on the interdisciplinary field of trade and the environment. For over two decades policy-makers and scholars have been struggling to understand the relationship between international trade in a globalizing world and its effects on the natural environment. The authors in this Handbook provide the tools to do just that.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847204547
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables

List of abbreviations

Introduction International trade and the environment Kevin P. Gallagher Gallagher, Kevin P. 1

Pt. I Trade and Environmental Quality

1 Pre-empting NIS introductions: targeting policy Christopher Costello Costello, Christopher Chad Lawley Lawley, Chad Carol McAusland McAusland, Carol 19

2 International trade and global shipping James J. Corbett Corbett, James J. James J. Winebrake Winebrake, James J. 33

3 The environmental Kuznets curve James Van Alstine Van Alstine, James Eric Neumayer Neumayer, Eric 49

4 The pollution haven hypothesis Brian R. Copeland Copeland, Brian R. 60

5 Trade, natural resources and developing countries Edward B. Barbier Barbier, Edward B. 71

6 Foreign direct investment and sustainable industrial development Lyuba Zarsky Zarsky, Lyuba 83

7 Globalization and the environment: corvergence or divergence? James K. Boyce Boyce, James K. 97

8 The relation between international trade and water resources management A. Y. Hoekstra Hoekstra, A. Y. 116

9 The environmental costs of Mexieo-USA maize trade under NAFTA Timothy A. Wise Wise, Timothy A. 126

10 The impact of open trade and investment regimes on environmental outcomes in East Asia's capitalist developmental states Michael T. Rock Rock, Michael T. David Angel Angel, David 136

11 Foreign direct investment and clean technology leapfrogging in China Kelly Sims Gallagher Gallagher, Kelly Sims 147

Pt. II Trade and Environmental Politics

12 Global mechanisms for greening TNCs: inching towards corporate accountability? Jennifer Clapp Clapp, Jennifer 159

13 Civil society participation in trade policy-making in Latin America: thecase of the environmental movement Peter Newell Newell, Peter 171

14 Trade conflict over genetically modified organisms Thomas Bernauer Bernauer, Thomas Philipp Aerni Aerni, Philipp 183

15 The politics of trade and environment in the European Union Henrik Selin Selin, Henrik Stacy D. VanDeveer VanDeveer, Stacy D. 194

16 Environmental politics and global shipping trade: club goods as a solution to common-pool resource problems Elizabeth R. DeSombre DeSombre, Elizabeth R. 204

17 Fair trade, gender and the environment in Africa Laura T. Raynolds Raynolds, Laura T. Jennifer A. Keahey Keahey, Jennifer A. 213

18 The global waste trade and environmental justice struggles David Naguib Pellow Pellow, David Naguib 225

Pt. III Trade and Environmental Policy

19 An introduction to the trade and environment debate Steve Charnovitz Charnovitz, Steve 237

20 The WTO, services and the environment Robert K. Stumberg Stumberg, Robert K. 246

21 Biodiversity, intellectual property rights regime, and indigenous knowledge system at the WTO: revisiting the unresolved issues Sachin Chaturvedi Chaturvedi, Sachin 267

22 Investor rights and sustainable development Chris Tollefson Tollefson, Chris W. A. W. Neilson Neilson, W. A. W. 276

23 Does environmental policy affect trade? The case of EU chemicals policy Frank Ackerman Ackerman, Frank 287

24 Environmental regulation, globalization and innovation Nicholas A. Ashford Ashford, Nicholas A. 296

25 Trade and environment policy-making in the Arab region Carol Chouchani Cherfane Cherfane, Carol Chouchani 308

26 Trade and environment institutions J. Samuel Barkin Barkin, J. Samuel 318

27 Redesigning the world's trading system for environmentally sustainable development Alejandro Nadal Nadal, Alejandro 327

Index 337

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