The Tropical Timber Trade Regime

  • Fred P. Gale

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

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Gale explains why international negotiations have not produced a sustainable solution to tropical rainforest degradation. Using an innovative, critical approach to international regimes, the author analyzes the structure and operation of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). He shows how the timber industry and producing- and consuming-country governments created a blocking alliance that favoured developmentalist interests and ideas. The ITTO bolstered this alliance by permitting environmentalists merely to voice, but not to negotiate, their concerns.


Civil society compliance crisis development environment government organization organizations politics state

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  • Fred P. Gale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of VictoriaCanada

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