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The Diffusion of Public and Private Sustainability Regulations: The Responses of Follower Countries

Edward Elgar

This book focuses on the spread of public and private environmental and food safety regulations from Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. It explores the growth of policy diffusion and standard alignment on sustainability observed in non-Western follower countries in a globalizing world.
The book examines the role of both developed and developing non-Western countries as followers that adopt food safety, environmental and sustainability policies under different conditions to those of the originating country. Chapters analyze non-state forms of transnational regulation, and how these have diffused to non-Western countries. They showcase how standard alignment efforts lead to multiple localized regulations determined by specific circumstances, highlighting the dilemma in designing policy in an era of globalization.
The use of in-depth case studies by renowned experts will make this book an important read for political science and economics scholars interested in trade, standards and international regulation. Policy-makers concerned with issues of sustainability in follower countries will find the book’s lessons on how to adapt policies helpful.

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■ The Diffusion of Public and Private Sustainability Regulations: The Responses of Follower Countries
■ Edited by MICHIDA Etsuyo, John Humphrey and David Vogel
■ £75.00
■ 160pp
■ Published in 2021
■ ISBN978-1-80088-093-1

Contents

1. Introduction to The Diffusion of Public and Private Sustainability Regulations: The Responses of Follower Countries/ Etsuyo Michida, John Humphrey and David Vogel

2. National palm oil standards in Asia: motivations and impacts on trade and rural development/ John Humphrey and Etsuyo Michida

3. Factors explaining the adoption of green building rating systems at the country level: competition of LEED and other green building rating systems/ Kenji Shiraishi and Hajime Iseda

4. Diffusion mechanisms for regulating fishery products: the cases of Tanzania, Madagascar, and Mauritius/ Akiko Yanai

5. Seeking the similarities while keeping the differences: The development of emissions trading schemes in northeast Asia/ Fang-Ting Cheng

6. The diffusion of energy efficiency policies in Asian countries: country-specific drivers of policy followers/ Michikazu Kojima

Index