Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy

Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy

The Impact on Industry and Competitiveness

Rhys Jenkins, Jonathan Barton, Anthony Bartzokas, Jan Hesselberg and Hege Merete Knutsen

This book attempts to answer these questions using case studies of three pollution-intensive industries: iron and steel, leather tanning, and fertilizers. Based on in-depth interviews with managers and regulators in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book illustrates the variety of responses to the conflicting pressures of globalization and environmental protection at corporate and industry levels.


Rhys Jenkins, Jonathan Barton, Anthony Bartzokas, Jan Hesselberg and Hege Merete Knutsen

Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, environmental economics, environment, environmental economics, environmental governance and regulation


The research on which this book is based would not have been possible without the funding provided by the European Commission (contract number ENV4-CT96-0235), which funded research assistance, fieldwork and the meetings and workshops for the participants. We would like to acknowledge this support. In addition to the authors, a number of others contributed directly to the research project and their inputs are reflected in the final product. The team at the University of Oslo, working on the leather industry, consisted of Jan Hesselberg, Hege Merete Knutsen, Anne Gjerdåker, Jan Thomas Odegard and Karin Wiik. The bulk of the fieldwork was carried out by Gjerdåker and Odegard. In addition, the team benefited from the assistance of Mr C.G. Pandya, who collected field data in India. We would also like to thank Sylvi Endresen and Britha Bergstø for their contributions to the early discussions of the project. At the United Nations University, Institute of New Technologies in Maastricht, the team working on the fertilizer industry consisted of Anthony Bartzokas, Ivo Demandt and Yarime Masaru. In addition case studies were contributed by Dr Dilek Cetindamar of Sabanci University, Turkey, and Tom HuTao of the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, SEPA in China. We would like to thank all of these. Research of this kind depends heavily on the collaboration of firms, industry associations and government regulators for access to the kind of detailed industrial information which is required. We would like to thank all those who gave their...

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