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Linking Trade, Environment and Social Cohesion: NAFTA Experiences, Global Challenges

Out of Print

Series: Global Environment Governance Series

Edited By: JJ Kirton and VW Maclaren

379 pages, Figs

Ashgate

Hardback | May 2002 | #129358 | ISBN: 0754619346
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About this book

Focusing on the central issues of the contemporary trade-environment-social cohesion debate, this 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.


Contents

Forging the trade-environment-social cohesion link - global challenges, North American experiences, John J. Kirton and Virginia W. MacLaren. Linking Trade, Environment, and Social Values - The Global and NAFTA Experiences: From trade liberalization to sustainable development - the challenges of integrated global governance, Pierre Marc Johnson; The new interface agenda among trade, environment, and social cohesion, William A. Dymond; Embedded ecologism and institutional inequality - linking trade, environment, and social cohesion in the G8, John J. Kirton; Winning together - the NAFTA trade-environment record, John J. Kirton. Investor Protection - Evaluating the NAFTA Chapter II Model: The masked ball of NAFTA chapter II - foreign investors, local environmentalists, government officials, and disguised motives, Sanford E. Gaines; Environmental expropriation under NAFTA chapter II - the phantom menace, Julie Soloway; Investment and the environment - multilateral and North American perspectives, Konrad von Moltke. Environmental Protection - Evaluating the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Co-operation Model: Stormy weather - the recent history of the citizen submission process of the North American agreement on environmental co-operation, Christopher Tollefson; Public participation within NAFTA's environmental agreement - the Mexican experience, Gustavo Alan s Ortega; Articles 14 and 15 of the North American agreement on the environmental co-operation - intent of the founders, Serena Wilson. Worker Protection - Evaluating the NAFTA Commission for Labour Co-operation Model: Civil society and the North American agreement on labour co-operation, Kevin Banks; Giving teeth to NAFTA's labour side agreement, Jonathan Graubart; Understanding the environmental effects of trade - some lessons from NAFTA, Scott Vaughan; Sustainability assessments of trade agreements - global approaches, Sarah Richardson; Concern for the environmental effects of trade in Canadian communities - evidence from local indicator reports, Virginia W. MacLaren; Using indicators to engage the community in sustainability debates, Noel Keough; Development and usability of a system for environment and health indicators - a case study, David L. Buckeridge and Carl G. Amrhein. Concluding Reflections: Fix it or nix it? - will the NAFTA model survive?, Sylvia Ostry; Conclusions, Virginia W. Maclaren and John J. Kirton.

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