Leveling the Playing Field: Transnational Regulatory Integration and Development

Hardcover | September 14, 2014

EditorLaszlo Bruszt, Gerald A. McDermott

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Emerging market countries are currently facing a dual challenge. How to incorporate transnational regulations into their societies, while building their own versions of regulatory capitalism. This raises a multitude questions and challenges. Will the diffusion of international public and private regulations of developed countries, benefit a few and marginalize less developed countries? Or, can these regulations foster transnational public-private experiments to improve local regulatory capacities and social conditions? What kinds ofstrategies might facilitate or impede both transnational regulatory integration and local institutional upgrading? This book offers a fresh perspective in reconciling the seemingly incompatible goals of transnational integration and development. It offers a new analytical framework and a set of case studies that help forge a comparative analysis of integration and development. It offers both the identificationof the mechanisms that can foster lasting transnational integration settlements and broad based domestic institutional and economic upgrading. This multidisciplinary study draws on current research from many leading scholars. They analyse issues in a variety of regions around the world and in industries and domains ranging from food safety, manufacturing, telecommunications, finance, as well as labour and environmental rights. The chaptersreveal concrete lessons for scholars and practitioners alike, around the different roles and strategies that governments, the multilaterals, firms, and NGOs can take, to facilitate the integration of international standards, improve domestic institutions, and expand the benefits to a great varietyof local groups.

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Emerging market countries are currently facing a dual challenge. How to incorporate transnational regulations into their societies, while building their own versions of regulatory capitalism. This raises a multitude questions and challenges. Will the diffusion of international public and private regulations of developed countries, bene...

Laszlo Bruszt is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the European University Institute, Firenze. His earlier research on the economic and political transformation in the post-communist countries resulted in several scholarly articles and the award-winning book (with David Stark) Post-Socialist P...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Laszlo Bruszt and Gerald A. McDermott: Introduction: The Governance of Transnational Regulatory Integration and DevelopmentPart I: Statics and Dynamics in Regional TIRS with Rule Takers and Hegemons2. Gerald A. McDermott and Belem Avendano Ruiz: The Dual Paths of Transnational Integration and Institutional Upgrading for Mexican Food Safety3. Laszlo Bruszt and Julia Langbein: Strategies of Regulatory Integration via Development: The integration of the Polish and Romanian dairy industries into the EU single market4. Michael J. Piore and Andrew M. Schrank: Transnational Integration and Labor Market Regulation in Mexico and Beyond5. Mark Aspinwall: The NAFTA Side Agreements and Governance in Mexico6. Liliana B. Andonova and Ioana A. Tuta: Greener Together? Transnational Networks and Environmental Protection in the Enlarged EU7. Aneta Spendzharova and Milada Anna Vachudova: Strategies for Integration in the EU's Pre-Accession Process: Reshaping Party Positions and State InstitutionsPart II: Emerging TIRs in the Global South: Blockage and Coordination in the Mercosur8. Moises Costa and Wade Jacoby: Informal Drivers of Regional Regulatory Integration: The Auto Sector in Central Europe and Latin America9. Miguel F. Lengyel and Valentina Delich: Multiple Paths towards Regime Building?: SPS Regulation in the MERCOSURPart III: Fragmentation and Regime Complexity in TRRs10. Christine Overdevest and Jonathan Zeitlin: Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector Revisited11. Jacint Jordana and David Levi-Faur: Regional Integration and Transnational Regulatory Regimes: The Polycentric Architecture of Governance in Latin American Telecommunications12. Katharina Pistor: Transnational Regulatory Regimes in Finance: A Comparative Analysis of their (Dis-)Integrative EffectsBibliography