Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization


In Vanishing Borders, French argues that the only long-term solution 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 200 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 treat environmental protection as a peripheral concern.

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