Globalization and increasing international trade are becoming a fact of life, bringing increasing tensions and conflicts over their impacts on societies, livelihoods and the environment. The impacts are felt in industrialized countries but are often most harsh in developing economies. The growing debate involves not only professional economists and lawyers, but a broad range of academic disciplines as well as civil society and citizens' groups around the world. This text presents the most important contributions to the debate, and to the understanding of how sustainable international trade could be achieved. It should provide a useful sourcebook and guide to academics, practitioners and activists involved with these issues.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 32 mm
'Gives a useful overview of many aspects of globalization, trade, poverty and the environment'
'This reader provides a general overview and critical reflection upon the relationship between international trade and sustainable development.'
Development Resources Review - OXFAM
'International Trade and Sustainable Development is designed to make sense of a rather contentious issue.'
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
'Gallagher and Werksman have assembled a group of first-rate articles. This work will help demystify the relationship between trade liberalization and sustainable development'
John Audley, Senior Associate and Director, Project on Trade, Environment, and Development, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
'Address the contentious issues surrounding the impact of trade liberalisation'
Book Notes - Business Horizons 4 July -August 2004