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Private Standards and Global Governance: Legal and Economic Perspectives

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Edited by: Axel Marx, Miet Maertens, Johan F. M. Swinnen

ISBN13: 9781849808743
Published: August 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £91.00



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Private regulatory initiatives aim to govern supply chains across the globe according to a set of environmental, food safety and/or social standards. Until now, literature on the topic has been fragmented and divided by research fields. However, this unique and comprehensive book bridges these disciplinary and thematic research lines, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars to identify key issues. The expert contributors assess the state-of-the-art with regard to private regulation of food, natural resources and labor conditions. They begin with an introduction to, and discussion of, several leading existing private standards, and go on to assess private food standards and their legitimacy and effectiveness in the context of the global trade regime. This truly interdisciplinary assessment of the scope and importance of private standards as a governance tool in a globalizing world will prove to be an enlightening read for a wide-ranging audience encompassing: academics, students, researchers, policymakers and analysts focusing on private forms of governance in several sectors including economics, law, politics, development, environment and agricultur

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Subjects:
Employment Law, Environmental Law, Public International Law, Food Law, Law and Economics
Contents:
1. Introduction A. Marx, M. Maertens, J. Swinnen and J. Wouters PART

I: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE THROUGH PRIVATE STANDARDS: THE CASES OF NATURAL RESOURCES, FOOD AND LABOR CONDITIONS
2. Governing Global Commons: Public
Private Protection of Fish and Forests F. Van Waarden
3. Private Standards in Forestry. Assessing the Legitimacy and Effectiveness of the Forest Stewardship Council A. Marx, E. Becault and J. Wouters
4. Private Standards in Global Agri-Food Chains S. Henson and J. Humphrey
5. Market-driven Promotion of International Labour Standards in Southeast-Asia - the Corporatization of Social Justice L. Cuyvers and T. De Meyer

PART II: PRIVATE FOOD STANDARDS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
6. Private Standards, the Organization of Global Supply Chains, and their Impact on Developing Countries M. Maertens and J. Swinnen
7. Globalization, Private Standards and Poverty: Evidence from Senegal L. Colen, M. Maertens and J. Swinnen

PART III: PRIVATE FOOD STANDARDS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: LEGAL PERSPECTIVES
8. Transnational Governance by Contract - Private Regulation and Contractual Networks in Food Safety F. Cafaggi
9. WTO Perspectives on Private Standards G. Stanton
10. Public and Private Food Safety Standards and International Trade Law. How to Build a Balanced Relationship J. Wouters, A. Marx and N. Hachez
11. Conclusion - Private Standards: a Global Governance Tool? A. Marx, M. Maertens, J. Swinnen and J. Wouters