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Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy: The Impact on Industry and Competitiveness

By: Rhys Jenkins, J Barton, A Bartzokas, Jan Hesselberg and Helga Knutsen

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #159062 | ISBN: 1843768453
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #131681 | ISBN: 1840645407
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Can economic globalization and environmental protection co-exist or does globalization inevitably lead to environmental degradation? How have firms in Europe responded to increased environmental regulation in the face of growing international competition, particularly from newly industrializing and transition economies?


Part I An overview, Rhys Jenkins: introduction; environmental regulation, international competitiveness and the location of industry; environmental regulation and competitiveness in the European Union. Part II Environmental regulations, globalization of production and technological change - the iron and steel sector, Jonathan Barton: the industry and its environmental impacts; the European Union iron and steel sector; steel and environment - industrializing and transitional economies. Part III Leather tanning - environmental regulations, competitiveness and locational shifts, Jan Hesselberg, Hege Knutsen: the global tanning industry - a commodity chain approach; the tanning industry in Western Europe; tanning in Eastern Europe, Brazil, Mexico and India. Part IV Environmental regulation and industrial restructuring - the case of the fertilizer industry, Anthony Bartzokas: technological trends and industrial organization in the European fertilizer industry; the fertilizer industry in developing countries. Part V Conclusion, Rhys Jenkins: environmental regulation, trade and investment in a global economy.

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