Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy by David VogelTrading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy by David Vogel

Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy

byDavid Vogel

Paperback | September 30, 1997

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Health, safety, and environmental regulations have been traditionally perceived as distinct entities from trade policy, yet today they have become intertwined on a global scale. In this pioneering work, David Vogel integrates environmental, consumer, and trade policy, and explicitly challenges the conventional wisdom that trade liberalization and agreements to promote free trade invariably undermine national health, safety, and environmental standards. Vogel demonstrates that liberal trade policies often produce precisely the opposite effect: that of strengthening regulatory standards.

The most comprehensive account of trade and regulation on a global scale, this book analyzes the regulatory dimensions of all major international and regional trade agreements and treaties, including GATT, NAFTA, the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States, and the treaties that created the European Community and Union. He explores in depth some of the most important trade and regulatory conflicts, including the GATT tuna-dolphin dispute, the EC's beef hormone ban, the Danish bottle case, and the debate in the United States over the regulatory implications of both NAFTA and GATT.

This timely book unravels the increasingly important and contentious relationship between trade and environmental, health, and safety standards, paying particular attention to the politics that underlie trade and regulatory linkages. Trading Up is essential reading for the business community, policymakers, environmentalists, consumer interest groups, political scientists, lawyers, and economists.

David Vogel, a political scientist, is Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of four books, including Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America.
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Title:Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global EconomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:September 30, 1997Publisher:Harvard

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ISBN - 10:0674900847

ISBN - 13:9780674900844

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Table of Contents

National Regulation in the Global Economy

Protectionism versus Consumer Protection in Europe

Environmental Regulation and the Single European Market

Greening the GATT

Food Safety and International Trade

Baptists and Bootleggers in the United States

Reducing Trade Barriers in North America

The California Effect

Notes

Abbreviations

Index

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In this pioneering work, David Vogel integrates environmental, consumer, and trade policy, and explicitly challenges the conventional wisdom that trade liberalization and agreements to promote free trade invariably undermine national health, safety, and environmental standards. Vogel demonstrates that liberal trade policies often produce precisely the opposite effect: that of strengthening regulatory standards. The most comprehensive account of trade and regulation on a global scale, this book analyzes the regulatory dimensions of all major international and regional trade agreements and treaties, including GATT, NAFTA, the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States, and the treaties that created the European Community and Union. He explores in depth some of the most important trade and regulatory conflicts, including the GATT tuna-dolphin dispute, the EC's beef hormone ban, the Danish bottle case, and the debate in the United States over the regulatory implications of both NAFTA and GATT. This timely book unravels the increasingly important and con

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The book's coverage is broad. It treats efforts to promote free trade within Europe and throughout the world. It examines consumer issues, environmental issues, and the many issues that fall in between. It encompasses legal, economic, and political disputes. Few authors could have mastered all these topics, but fortunately Vogel is up to the task...The basic message of Trading Up cannot be ignored by students of the consumer movement...Vogel convinces us that, for the foreseeable future, it will be impossible to study the consumer or environmental movements without simultaneously considering trade policy.