Private Standards and Global Governance
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Private Standards and Global Governance

Economic, Legal and Political Perspectives

Edited by Axel Marx, Miet Maertens, Johan Swinnen and Jan Wouters

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.
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Chapter 2: Governing Global Commons: Public Private Protection of Fish and Forests

Frans Van Waarden

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26/6/12/Final 2. Governing global commons: the public-private protection of fish and forests Frans van Waarden 1. INTRODUCTION A main task of the state is to protect its citizens against all imaginable kinds of risks and uncertainties; it is its ve...

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