Sustainability Civil Society and International Governance: Local North American and Global Perspectives

Sustainability Civil Society and International Governance: Local North American and Global Perspectives

by John J Kirton, Peter I Hajnal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754638847

ISBN-13: 9780754638841

Pub. Date: 07/06/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

How can civil society and global governors come together in new ways to improve links among trade, environmental and social values? In this important and wide-ranging volume, an unparalleled array of contributors examine the many new processes of civil society engagement that have been introduced at the local, regional and global levels. Assessing what more can be…  See more details below

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How can civil society and global governors come together in new ways to improve links among trade, environmental and social values? In this important and wide-ranging volume, an unparalleled array of contributors examine the many new processes of civil society engagement that have been introduced at the local, regional and global levels. Assessing what more can be done to strengthen the productive partnerships between civil society and global governance, the book draws on the extensive inventory of existing practices and community-based alternatives to demonstrate how particular mechanisms for civil society participation in global governance have enhanced or impeded the specific economic, environmental and political outcomes that many want.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754638841
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/06/2006
Series:
Global Environmental Governance Series
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction, observations, and conclusions3
2Engaging local communities in environmental protection with competitiveness : community advisory panels in Canada and the United States31
3Precaution versus sound science : risk discourses and civil society participation in international food safety negotiations41
4Continentalism from below? : trinational mobilisation among labour unions, environmental organisations, and indigenous peoples63
5The emergence of environmental movement-government partnerships89
6Local nongovernmental organisations, global governance, and the challenges of a global movement for sustainable food and agriculture95
7A North American community of law with minimal institutions : NAFTA's committees and working groups105
8Regional multinational corporations and triad strategy123
9NAFTA's chapter 11 : investor protection, integration, and the public interest137
10NAFTA's chapter 11 : the case for reform177
11What are the necessary ingredients for the world trading order?191
12Trade liberalisation, regulatory diversity, and political sovereignty215
13Civil society and the roots of structural conditionality in the World Bank and International Monetary Fund231
14World Trade Organization gridlock and alternative regimes to pursue an international social clause261
15Civil society, the United Nations, and G7/8 summitry279
16Building democratic partnerships : the GS-civil society link319
17Civil society engagement : a case study of the 2002 G8 environment ministers meeting337
18Canada and the Kyoto Protocol : beyond ratification to implementation343
19Globalisation of the marketplace359
20Civil society and institutions of global governance367

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