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About this book
About this book
Gale explains why international negotiations have not produced a sustainable solution to tropical rainforest degredation. Using an innovative, critical approach to international regimes, the author analyzes the structure and operation of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). He shows how the timber industry and producing- and consuming-country governments created a blocking alliance that favoured developmentalist interests and ideas. The ITTO bolstered this alliance by permitting environmentalists merely to voice, but not to negotiate, their concerns.
List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - List of Acronyms Used - The Tropical Rainforest Crisis - International Regimes: A Conceptual History - A Neo-Gramscian Approach to International Regimes - Tropical Deforestation and Rainforest Degradation - The Tropical Timber Trade - The International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983 - State Coalitions Contesting the Tropical Timber Trade Regime - Industry and Civil Society Organizations Contesting the TTTR - The Politics of Regime Creation: Normative Content - Eco-Certification and Labelling as Compliance Mechanisms - The ITTO Mission to Sarawak - Explaining Tropical Deforestation and Rainforest Degradation - Appendix - Bibliography - Index
FRED P. GALE is an Associate Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania. He was previously Research Associate with the Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Victoria. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr Gale worked for over ten years in the field of international development, as a volunteer English teacher in Sabah College, Sabah, Malaysia, as a program officer with the Irish Agency for Personal Service Overseas, and as a desk officer with the United Nations World Food Program in Rome, Italy. He has written several monographs on the BC forest products industry, eco-certification and labelling, and international trade policy.