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Trade, globalization and sustainability impact assessment : a critical look at methods and outcomes

Author: Paul Ekins; Tancrède Voituriez
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
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This title takes a hard look at the practice of sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) to date, and the extent to which they have achieved their objectives and improved the outcomes of trade negotiations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ekins; Tancrède Voituriez
ISBN: 9781844076611 184407661X 1138993727 9781138993723
OCLC Number: 276996187
Description: xviii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Trade-induced changes in economic inequality : assessment issues and policy implications for developing countries --
Why did "development" entrap the Doha Round? --
Have sustainability impact assessment of trade agreements delivered on "development" issues : a reflexive analysis of the emergence and main contributions of trade SIAs --
Trade SIAs and the new challenges of trade liberalisation --
Investment : the context matters --
Sustainability impacts of liberalising trade in services : assessment methodologies and policy responses --
The impacts of liberalising trade in commodities --
The potential role for collective preferences in determining the rules of the international trading system --
Improving public participation in sustainability impact assessments of trade agreements --
Identifying trade victims --
Trade-induced changes in labour market inequalities : current findings and policy implications --
The value of value chains : spreading the gains from liberalization --
Collective preferences and international compensation --
Reducing the impacts of the production and trade of commodities --
The trade and environment relationships reconsidered : the case of regional trade and climate change.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Ekins and Tancrède Voituriez.

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Offers a look at the experience of Trade SIAs, and the extent to which they have achieved their objectives and improved the outcomes of trade negotiations. This book proposes several ways in which  Read more...

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