Linking Trade Environment and Social Cohesion

Author: John J. Kirton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351745369
Release Date: 2018-01-12
Genre: Political Science

This title was first published in 2002: Focusing on the central issues of the contemporary trade-environment-social cohesion debate, this compelling book analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization through the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other key regimes. It also explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard setting, voluntary activities, sustainability assessments of trade agreements, and participation by civil society. Features include: -suggests ways in which the NAFTA model might be improved -explores the NAFTA regime with regards to its environmental and social impacts -evaluates the experience and improvement of NAFTA and how it might assist the broader international community Characterized by its meticulous scholarship and fluid style, this authoritative work is an indispensable guide for all those concerned with trade liberalization, environmental enhancement and social cohesion.

The Global Governance of Climate Change

Author: John J. Kirton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317030188
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Political Science

Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of intergovernmental regimes for controlling global climate change. Informed by international relations theories and critical of the prevailing UN approach, Kirton and Kokotsis trace the global governance of climate change from its 1970s origins to the present and demonstrate the effectiveness of the plurilateral summit alternative grounded in the G7/8 and the G20. Topics covered include: - G7/8 and UN competition and convergence on governing climate change - Kyoto obligations and the post-Kyoto regime - The role of the G7/8 and G20 in generating a regime beyond Kyoto - Projections of and prescriptions for an effective global climate change control regime for the twenty-first century. This topical book synthesizes a rich array of empirical data, including new interview and documentary material about G7/8 and G20 governance of climate change, and makes a valuable contribution to understanding the dynamics of governing climate change. It will appeal to scholars, researchers, and policy makers interested in the dynamics behind governance processes within the intergovernmental realm.

A World Environment Organization

Author: Frank Biermann
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754637654
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

In recent years, the debate on the establishment of a new international agency on environmental protection has gained substantial momentum. This book presents a balanced selection of articles of the leading participants in this debate, including both major supporters and opponents of creating such an organization.

Borders and bridges

Author: Geoffrey Hale
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN: 0195432002
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Designed for students of international relations and public policy, this groundbreaking collection of essays explores Canada's policy relations in a North American context. Examining key policy areas within Canada, the US, and Mexico, the text's contributing authors offer an in-depth look at the complex political, economic, and social factors that tie these nations together. Grounded in the notion that Canadian policy is contextual-heavily influenced by both North American and global forces-Borders and Bridges provides a thorough examination of the most significant policy issues facing Canada today.

Reevaluating NAFTA

Author: I. Hussain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137297174
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Political Science

Depicting NAFTA to be but a stepping stone rather than final product of regional economic integrative efforts, a chapter-specific 15-year assessment conveys the upsides and downsides of North America's Camelot moment.

Sustaining Global Growth and Development

Author: Michele Fratianni
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: STANFORD:36105117962956
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

Sustaining Global Growth and Development focuses on the new challenges for sustaining growth in the twenty-first century and the role of the G7 and IMF in meeting these challenges amidst the new processes of regionalism now emerging. The volume has three central purposes: A. to assess how and how well the G7 has addressed its core 2002 agenda of sustaining global growth, reducing poverty in Africa, and combating terrorism and its financing A. to examine how the IMF has approached these issues, and related work of the G7 A. to explore how the G7, IMF and other international institutions are addressing global growth and development challenges in the context of the new processes of regionalism. Pressures such as currency consolidation in Asia and economic union in Africa are studied. This book builds on previous volumes in the series with a heavy focus on the World Bank, the regional development banks and the many other international institutions that work in the field of development."

Governing Global Biodiversity

Author: Philippe G. Le Prestre
Publisher: Aldershot, England : Ashgate
ISBN: UOM:39015056237509
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Political Science

In this book, which is unique in its scope, diversity and the wealth of information it contains, contributors from a variety of academic disciplines tackle an issue of enduring importance to the protection of biodiversity and enhance our understanding of humanity's capacity to reconcile its various aspirations and halt the destructive path upon which it is set.

The Politics of Irrigation Reform

Author: Peter P. Mollinga
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: UCSD:31822033457474
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Fifteen international academics, researchers, engineers, and development specialists contribute ten chapters written as part of a research project on irrigation reform initiated by Geert Diemer (World Bank and INPIM), L. K. Joshi (IndiaNPIM), and Peter Mollinga (Wageningen U., The Netherlands) in th

Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World

Author: John J. Kirton
Publisher: Australia ; Toronto : Thomson Nelson
ISBN: 017625207X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Canada

Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World highlights the descriptive record of Canadian foreign policy, especially in the period since 1945 but also reaching back centuries before. This current and up-to-date text concentrates on the record of, and reasons behind, Canadian foreign policy during the contemporary period. This text situates the subject of Canadian foreign policy directly in the field of international politics. This first edition is a must have for students studying the changing world of Canadian foreign policy.

Strategy for Empire

Author: Brian Loveman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0842051775
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The United States has carved the world into five pieces, maintaining troops and military leadership in each. Yet outside military and defense circles, the potential impact of post-1990 American strategic reach-or perhaps overreach-has not been given sufficient attention. This timely reader fills this gap by collecting the perspectives of American presidents, policymakers, military officers, establishment think tanks, and critical scholars. The text and accompanying CD bring together in one place a synthesis of official and semi-official views of post-1990 regional security agendas and of the evolving perception of post-Cold War threat scenarios. The CD accompanying the book sends readers directly to major policy documents and studies described in the text. The book and CD combined offer teachers a unique resource, providing a wealth of stimulating material for the classroom that is sure to promote critical thinking and spark lively discussion and debate.

Trade and the Environment

Author: Chris Wold
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063987403
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

Since 1991, when a panel of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) found that U.S. import restrictions on tuna from countries with high dolphin mortality violated GATT's trade rules, an entire field of law has emerged called “Trade and the Environment.” This book provides a thorough and balanced assessment of this developing area of law that affects consumer, regulatory and trade policy choices for governments around the world. It encompasses trade agreements and the evolving jurisprudence, from the 1991 tuna-dolphin case up to actions on agricultural subsidies in late 2004.This book is designed to teach students with no prior background in trade law or environmental law. It is also designed to be equally accessible to students and professors from civil law as well as common law jurisdictions. Opening chapters present key trade and environmental policy theories and concepts, and introduce the structure of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its process for adjudicating trade disputes. Substantive chapters comprehensively assess the GATT's core obligations and the “general exceptions” to those obligations for certain types of environmental measures. WTO agreements such as the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, the Agreement on Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and the Agreement on Agriculture are covered. There are substantial excerpts from decisions in the key trade-environment disputes, including the famous cases addressing protection of sea turtles in shrimp fisheries, growth hormones and risk assessment, natural resource and agricultural subsidies, and bans on the use of asbestos. Unresolved issues such as ecolabels and genetically modified foods and the legal status of trade measures in multilateral environmental agreements are also discussed. In addition, the book has a chapter on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its environmental side agreement, including investment provisions and investor-State arbitration.Throughout, the book presents policy arguments about the connections between trade and environmental protection and the linkage with broader concerns about sustainable development and the economic and environmental prospects for developing countries. It also considers the work of international institutions created to address these connections and the role of public participation in both disputes and trade agreement negotiations.Because the complexity of trade and environment issues often obscures the real significance of the decisions, a special feature of this book is extensive background material and commentary and numerous “Questions and Discussion” points. These features are designed to make trade policy and trade jurisprudence accessible to teachers and students alike.