International Trade and Environmental Policy in the Postcommunist World

  title={International Trade and Environmental Policy in the Postcommunist World},
  author={Liliana B. Andonova and Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={782 - 807}
This article examines whether commercial openness has affected environmental policy in the postcommunist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. During the Cold War, these countries had closed trade regimes combined with little environmental regulation and poor environmental quality. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union, many postcommunist countries have engaged in extensive trade liberalization. Some countries… Expand

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