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Globalization and Multi-Level Governance of Environmental Harm

GLOBALIZATION AND PRIVATE LAW, pp. 383-425, M. Faure & A. van der Walt, eds., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010

45 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2010 Last revised: 16 Nov 2013

Michael G. Faure

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

This paper is a chapter in a book on globalization and private law and deals with the mutual influence of globalization on environmental issues. Both a positive as well as a normative analysis is provided. The paper discusses inter alia the question whether globalization necessarily leads to a lowering of environmental quality and whether it should lead to an argument in favour of centralization of decision making concerning environmental harm. Also, the contribution of environmental law to the globalization debate is discussed.

Keywords: globalization, transboundary pollution, environmental quality, race-to-the-bottom, trade, environment, public participation, protectionism

JEL Classification: K32

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Faure, Michael G., Globalization and Multi-Level Governance of Environmental Harm (June 2011). GLOBALIZATION AND PRIVATE LAW, pp. 383-425, M. Faure & A. van der Walt, eds., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1688896

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