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Author Espach, Ralph H.

Title Private environmental regimes in developing countries : globally sown, locally grown / Ralph H. Espach
Edition First edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 172 pages) : illustrations
Contents Globally sown, locally grown : an introduction -- Private environmental regimes as tools for global governance -- When are private environmental regimes effective and why? -- International forestry regulation and the forest stewardship council -- The Forest Stewardship Council in Argentina and Brazil -- The international chemicals manufacturing industry and responsible care -- Responsible care in Argentina and Brazil -- Globally sown, locally grown : how local organizational capacity limits the viability of global private regimes
Summary This book assesses the recent growth and future prospects of private transnational environmental certification and standards regimes. Regimes of this type have proliferated in the last 20 years as businesses and environmental groups have sought to replace, or improve upon, traditional inter-governmental conventions and treaties. Recent theory and research suggest that these regimes transfer the environmental standards and norms of West Europe and North America outward, via trade and investment, to developing states worldwide. This book challenges this literature and examines in detail to what
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-170) and index
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Subject Corporations, Developing country -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Environmental management -- Developing countries.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
Environmental policy -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008052695
ISBN 0230623360 (electronic bk.)
9780230623361 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)