Private Standards and Global Governance
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Private Standards and Global Governance

Economic, Legal and Political Perspectives

Edited by Axel Marx, Miet Maertens, Johan Swinnen and Jan Wouters

The expert contributors assess the state-of-the-art with regard to private regulation of food, natural resources and labor conditions. They begin with an introduction to, and discussion of, several leading existing private standards, and go on to assess private food standards and their legitimacy and effectiveness in the context of the global trade regime.
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Chapter 4: Private Standards in Global Agri-Food Chains

S. Henson and J. Humphrey

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26/6/12/final 4. Private standards in global agri-food chains Spencer Henson and John Humphrey INTRODUCTION The evolution of private standards in agri-food chains over the last 10 to 20 years has raised profound questions about the role of public ...

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