Networked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law


Author: Mark Fenwick,Steven Van Uytsel,Stefan Wrbka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642412122

Category: Law

Page: 313

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This book brings together a unique range of case studies focusing on networks in the context of business regulation. The case studies form the basis for an interdisciplinary dialogue on the meaning, value and the limits of the 'network concept' as a tool for understanding and critically evaluating the emergent transnational legal order.

Rough Consensus and Running Code

A Theory of Transnational Private Law


Author: Gralf-Peter Calliess,Peer Zumbansen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318045

Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 9177

Private law has long been the focus of efforts to explain wider developments of law in an era of globalisation. As consumer transactions and corporate activities continue to develop with scant regard to legal and national boundaries, private law theorists have begun to sketch and conceptualise the possible architecture of a transnational legal theory. Drawing a detailed map of the mixed regulatory landscape of 'hard' and 'soft' laws, official, unofficial, direct and indirect modes of regulation, rules, recommendations and principles as well as exploring the concept of governance through disclosure and transparency, this book develops a theoretical framework of transnational legal regulation. Rough Consensus and Running Code describes and analyses different law-making regimes currently observable in the transnational arena. Its core aim is to reassess the transnational regulation of consumer contracts and corporate governance in light of a dramatic proliferation of rule-creators and compliance mechanisms that can no longer be clearly associated with either the 'state' or the 'market'. The chosen examples from two of the most dynamic legal fields in the transnational arena today serve as backdrops for a comprehensive legal theoretical inquiry into the changing institutional and normative landscape of legal norm-creation.

Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance

The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora


Author: D. Stone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022914

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Diane Stone analyses the role of experts shaping global policy via transnational knowledge networks which help create new spaces of public sector activity.

International Law and the Third World

Reshaping Justice


Author: Richard Falk,Balakrishnan Rajagopal,Jacqueline Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113407025X

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 4576

This volume is devoted to critically exploring the past, present and future relevance of international law to the priorities of the countries, peoples and regions of the South. Within the limits of space it has tried to be comprehensive in scope and representative in perspective and participation. The contributions are grouped into three clusters to give some sense of coherence to the overall theme: articles by Baxi, Anghie, Falk, Stevens and Rajagopal on general issues bearing on the interplay between international law and world order; articles highlighting regional experience by An-Na’im, Okafor, Obregon and Shalakany; and articles on substantive perspectives by Mgbeoji, Nesiah, Said, Elver, King-Irani, Chinkin, Charlesworth and Gathii. This collective effort gives an illuminating account of the unifying themes, while at the same time exhibiting the wide diversity of concerns and approaches.

Europe and the Management of Globalization


Author: Wade Jacoby,Sophie Meunier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986180

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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European politicians often speak of their efforts to 'manage globalization.' At one level, this is merely a rhetorical device to make globalization more palatable to citizens and prove that policy-makers are still firmly in control of their country’s fate. This volume argues that the advocacy of managed globalization goes beyond rhetoric and actually has been a primary driver of major European Union (EU) policies in the past twenty years. The EU has indeed tried to manage globalization through the use of five major mechanisms: 1) expanding policy scope 2) exercising regulatory influence 3) empowering international institutions 4) enlarging the territorial sphere of EU influence, and 5) redistributing the costs of globalization. These mechanisms are neither entirely novel, nor are they always effective but they provide the contours of an approach to globalization that is neither ad hoc deregulation, nor old-style economic protectionism. The recent financial crisis may have seemed initially to vindicate the European efforts to manage globalization, but it also represented the limits of such efforts without the full participation of the US and China. The EU cannot rig the game of globalization, but it can try to provide predictability, oversight, and regularity with rules that accommodate European interests. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.

The Evolution of Global Internet Governance

Principles and Policies in the Making


Author: Roxana Radu,Jean-Marie Chenou,Rolf H. Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364245299X

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 711

The volume explores the consequences of recent events in global Internet policy and possible ways forward following the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). It offers expert views on transformations in governance, the future of multistakeholderism and the salience of cybersecurity. Based on the varied backgrounds of the contributors, the book provides an interdisciplinary perspective drawing on international relations, international law and communication studies. It addresses not only researchers interested in the evolution of new forms of transnational networked governance, but also practitioners who wish to get a scholarly reflection on current regulatory developments. It notably provides firsthand accounts on the role of the WCIT-12 in the future of Internet governance.

The Internet and Governance in Asia

A Critical Reader


Author: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre

Publisher: AMIC

ISBN: 9814136026

Category: Cyberterrorism

Page: 380

View: 2855

China’s Search for Good Governance


Author: D. Zhenglai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337589

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 6957

Governance has emerged as a central concept and key word in China's governmental and local policy and practice at different levels. This edited collection combines empirical and normative researches as well as theoretical exploration and case studies on the governance theories and practices in China.

Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building

Human Security in the Western Balkans


Author: Wolfgang Benedek,Christopher Daase,Petrus van Duyne

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 1073

"This volume investigates the role of the transnational terrorist and criminal organizations in the peace-building processes, with a particular focus on the Western Balkan region. Conducted within the framework of human security analysis, the research foc

The New Electronic Marketplace

European Governance Strategies in a Globalising Economy


Author: George Christou,Seamus Simpson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 8190

"This book breaks new ground by exploring governance strategies that the EU has been developing over the last decade for the growing electronic economy driven by the Internet. Through an analysis of key EU policy initiatives, the authors provide an explanation of both the form and mechanics of emergent governance arrangements within the European e-economy. Drawing on data gathered through interviews with key national and EU level policymakers, the volume applies theoretical insights from academic work on the 'regulatory' and 'post-regulatory' state to situate and explain the EU's role as an international regional actor in a new area of economic activity with important national and global dimensions."--BOOK JACKET.