Environmental protection, free trade, and democracy

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This article explores the links between international environmental law and the law of free trade. Democratic countries have tended to favor both environmental law and free trade more so than other countries. The more interesting question is whether the converse is true, that is, do environmental law and free trade aid democracy and the development of the rule of law? This article addresses that question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-261
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • Democracy
  • Environmental law
  • Free trade
  • International law
  • Rule of law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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