The Globalization Effect

As mentioned in the introduction, rapidly growing industrial development and production due to globalization is a key factor in the increasingly negative externalities on the environment [23]. Scholarly analyses that consider globalization and the environment have generally focused on globalization as a "process of trade liberalization and the growth of global capital" [24]. Trade agreements that promote trade liberalization are a direct effect of globalization on the world economy. While debate among scholars is still deadlocked as to the advantages and disadvantages of these practices, it is helpful to discuss the various positions on this topic. This section will begin with a look at the World Trade Organization (WTO), followed by a discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and will conclude with some general, but differing views of the effects of international and free trade on the environment.

Negotiating Essentials

Negotiating Essentials

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