Recent Submissions

  • Globalisation and the Environment: 

    Newell, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
  • New Global Regulatory Mechanisms and the Environment: 

    Finger, Matthias; Tamiotti, Ludivine (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary This article seeks to highlight the emerging linkage between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). This relationship is seen against a background of ...
  • Towards a World Environment Organisation? 

    Newell, Peter; Whalley, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary This article explores the possible need for a new international body to address environmental problems along the lines of a World Environment Organisation (WEO). A case is made that existing institutions and policy ...
  • Global Finance and Environmental Politics: 

    Paterson, Matthew (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary This article outlines how insurance companies have so far responded to climate change. Such change threatens the viability of much of their business, by disrupting the actuarial data on which insurance risks are ...
  • ‘The Greening of Business?’ 

    Beloe, Seb (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary The general public in many countries throughout the world has become increasingly cynical about the extent to which large companies have engaged in genuine attempts to reduce their impact on the environment. As ...
  • The Environmental Implications of Asia's 1997 Financial Crisis 

    Dauvergne, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary This article assesses the environmental implications of the Asian financial crisis in South?East Asia and Melanesia, covering the period from mid?1997 until early 1999. It examines the implications for agricultural ...
  • Greenwash or Blueprint? 

    Mulligan, Philip (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary This article contributes to the debate over the willingness, ability and sincerity of transnational corporations (TNCs) to improve their environmental and social records. It draws on recent research conducted in ...
  • Social Movements and the Globalisation of Environmental Governance 

    Ford, Lucy H. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary Environmental governance has become globalised as part of a wider agenda of global governance building within key institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The perceived need for global solutions ...
  • The Changing Nature of NGO Activity in a Globalising World: 

    Fabig, Heike; Boele, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary As a result of the ruling neo?liberal paradigm and increasing economic, social and political globalisation, the nature of the relationship between transnational corporations (TNCs) and non?governmental organisations ...
  • Defending Communities: 

    Glover, Dominic (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1999)
    Summary Much of the academic literature on globalisation and resistance has tended to focus narrowly on the opposition of states against markets, of Keynesian welfare economics against the neo?liberal model behind ...