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Argues that without a formal recognition of the concept of sustainability, the premise that free trade is inherently advantageous for all countries is a falsehood.
Acknowledgements Introduction Heinrich Wohlmeyer 1. Preliminary issues and basic considerations Heinrich Wohlmeyer Section 1: The current performance of the world trade system and the World Trade Organisation 2. The present legal basis of the world trade system Richard Senti 3.The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and basic aspects of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Katrin Forgo 4. The producer support estimate and the aggregate measure of support: suitable gauges for evaluating agricultural and trade policy- Heinrich Wohlmeyer Section 2: The theory of international trade 5. A few remarks on trade theory Franz Wei? 6. Free trade and its effects: some critical comments Sigrid Stagl Section 3: International trade: agricultural and environmental aspects 7. International trade on the rise: a brief introduction Sigrid Stagl and Tobias Reichert 8. Sustainability: a challenge for future economic and social policy Theodor Quendler and Bernd Schuh 9. Agriculture, trade and the environment Franz Wei? 10. The special case of agriculture Bernd Schuh 11. Reasons for measures aimed at the stabilisation of production and markets in the agricultural sector Theodor Quendler 12. Important factors influencing future scenarios regarding food supplies, world population and environment Theodor Quendler 13. Environmental issues and their significance for agriculture and the food industry Theodor Quendler and Tobias Reichert 14. Analysis of current developments in international agricultural trade Tobias Reichert 15. The World Trade Organisation and Agenda 2000 Heinrich Wohlmeyer Section 4: Theoretical propositions for harmonising sustainable agriculture and free trade 16. Solutions within the existing theoretical framework: environmental and trade policy measures Bernd Schuh 17. Ecological economics as a new integrative approach Sigrid Stagl 18. Conclusions and proposals for solutions Theodor Quendler, Franz Wei? and Heinrich Wohlmeyer 19. Final remarks Heinrich Wohlmeyer List of abbreviations