In this book, Achim Korber carefully examines the influence of environmental policy on trade policy. He explores environmental protectionism and models it using public choice theory. The author focuses on: a theoretical analysis of ecological protectionism and the potential misuse of environmental regulation as a tool to gain competitive advantage; a comprehensive case study on the tuna-dolphin cases of the GATT/WTO - the study reveals that the US legislation was not - as it was widely perceived - a victory for the environmentalists but for the billion dollar industry of the US tuna canneries; and an in-depth literature survey on various approaches to protectionism including an analysis of lobbying models including the contest-success function. "The Political Economy of Environmental Protectionism", with its wealth of new material, should be of interest to environmental, political and trade economists as well as policymakers and researchers.
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