Institutional Interplay: Biosafety and Trade

Institutional Interplay: Biosafety and Trade


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As national governments enter into an ever-increasing number of international agreements, they provoke questions of issue, jurisdiction, and membership overlap. Practitioners and analysts are particularly curious about how this hodgepodge of institutional agreements can affect the content, operation, performance, and effectiveness of a specific institution, as well as the functioning of overall global governance. To explore the effects and consequences of widespread institutional agreements, this volume focuses on the topic of biosafety. Its role in agriculture, ecology, medicine, and chemistry make biosafety an issue that transcends numerous institutions, and as such it offers an excellent case study to explore and apply interplay in practical terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789280811483
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 04/10/2008
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Oran Young is a professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. W. Bradnee Chambers is the senior program officer at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Yokohama, Japan. Joy A. Kim is coordinator for the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Sustainable Development Governance Program and visiting professor at the Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Claudia ten Have is Managing Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Governance Programme, UNU-IAS.

Table of Contents

Figures and tables     ix
Foreword   A. H. Zakri     x
Contributors     xii
Introduction to the issues     1
Institutional interplay and the governance of biosafety   W. Bradnee Chambers   Joy A. Kim   Claudia ten Have     3
Global biosafety governance: Emergence and evolution   Aarti Gupta     19
Institutional interplay and its application to biosafety and trade     47
Analysing biosafety and trade through the lens of institutional interplay   Heike Schroeder     49
Overlapping regimes: The SPS Agreement and the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol   Are K. Sydnes     71
Disentangling the interaction between the Cartagena Protocol and the World Trade Organization   Sebastian Oberthur   Thomas Gehring     94
Conclusion     129
Deriving insights from the case of the WTO and the Cartagena Protocol   Oran R. Young     131
Remembering Konrad von Moltke     159
The WTO as an environmental agency   Steve Charnovitz     161
Additional tributes to Konrad von Moltke     192
Index     199

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