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eBook Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization ePub

by Hilary F. French

  • ISBN: 0393320049
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Hilary F. French
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (March 17, 2000)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1224 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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An action plan for ensuring environmental stability in the wake of globalization.

Presently, national governments are singularly ill-equipped for tackling transitional environmental problems-from ozone depletion to soaring trade in commodities such as timbre- problems which are climbing ever higher on the international political agenda. An action plan for ensuring environmental stability in the wake of globalization.

French, Hilary F. Publication date. Environmental policy, Sustainable development, Conservation of natural resources, Pollution. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on August 23, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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A look at the profound implications of accelerating globalization for our planet's health, and a prescription for the action necessary to cope with this challenge.

Our world is shrinking fast: goods, money, microbes, pollution, people, and ideas are crossing borders with growing ease. National governments are ill-suited for tackling the problems that result, from climate change, to the soaring trade in limited resource commodities like timber, to the management of regional water supplies. Hilary French argues that the only long-term solution to our environmental problems is a worldwide commitment to strengthening the international treaties and institutions essential for integrating ecological considerations into the still-nascent rules of global commerce. More than two hundred international environmental treaties already exist, but few of them stipulate stringent commitments and effective enforcement; and institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization continue to view environmental protection as a peripheral concern. But at the same time, new communications technologies are making it possible for nongovernmental organizations to mobilize powerful coalitions of private citizens to press for change, and some forward-thinking businesses have begun to support environmental codes of conduct and other international standards. Vanishing Borders provides people concerned about the future of the planet with a clear plan of action for ensuring environmental stability in the wake of globalization. Charts, tables and graphs

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Eigonn Eigonn
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Samulkis Samulkis
In the book Vanishing Borders, by Hilary French, she brings to our attention how rapid people, resources, money, disease and pollution are integrating themselves with the entire world. Borders of nations and physical barriers are no longer containing things like they used to. The book is divided into two parts; the current situation the world is facing and what it�s going to take to solve the issues.
In the first section of the book French states the status quo of the world. We are burning too many fossil fuels leading to ozone depletion. She discusses the devastations as a result of the elevated timber market. We can no longer count on our natural environmental borders to keep out diseases or invasive species. As a result of our wildly intensifying populations, we are finding ways to get beyond our borders and transmit all sorts of hazards throughout the continents causing immense wreckage to our ecosystems. The more our populations grow the more waste we have. French gives insight to how developed countries are trading their toxic waste and hazardous chemicals to lesser-developed countries, causing mass death and injury. Although we have environmental organizations and treaties in favor of promoting a healthy world, there are just too many countries and environmental issues that are out of control and treaties not getting enforced.
In the second part of her book, French discusses the tactic that she feels will best bring control to our uninhibited world mixing and relief to our environmental strains. There are lots of world treaties out there that are not getting enforced and still other issues that are not even getting considered. International institutions such as the World Trade Origination are not taking a rigid enough stance on a lot of environmental and global protection issues. French argues that the solution to this problem is joint world effort on behalf of citizens themselves. She states that technologies and communications are such that businesses and non-governmental organizations have the abilities to form substantial coalitions of people through the private sector.
I got a lot out of the book. I was previously oblivious to a lot of our environmental concerns. What I assumed was just getting done and regulated I now know is not. I had no idea what was occurring with our toxic waste and hazardous chemicals. French brought to my attention a lot of issues that pertain to the United States that are seldom publicly discussed for obvious reasons. I am however a little skeptical about French�s solution. I�m not convinced that there is that large of a base of people interested in devoting enough time, energy, and finances into organizing a world-wide environmental protection program. My skepticism could be a result of not having the knowledge or background on what non-governmental organizations are capable of. Overall the book was well worth the read and very understandable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in environmental protection or globalization.
Sharpbrew Sharpbrew
If you have ever wondered what all the fuss surrounding the WTO meetings in Seattle was about, or who the World Bank and IMF are and their impacts on the environment, this is the book for you! Clearly written and meticulously researched, Vanishing Borders makes many of the complex issues of globalization and the environment accessible to a general audience. This book goes out of its way to tell all sides of an issue and to look toward what can be done to improve the world in the future. I highy recommend it.