The Rise of the Regulatory State of the Global South: The Infrastructure of Development by Navroz K. DubashThe Rise of the Regulatory State of the Global South: The Infrastructure of Development by Navroz K. Dubash

The Rise of the Regulatory State of the Global South: The Infrastructure of Development

EditorNavroz K. Dubash, Bronwen Morgan

Hardcover | August 4, 2013

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The 1990s and 2000s have witnessed a spurt of energetic institution-building in the developing world, as regulatory agencies emerge to take over the role of the executive in key sectors. This rise of the regulatory state of the south is barely noticed both by scholars of regulation and ofdevelopment, let alone adequately documented and theorized. Yet the consequences for the role of the state and modalities of governance in the south are substantial, as politically charged decisions are handed over to formally technocratic agencies, creating new arenas and forms of contestation overthe gains and losses from development decisions. Moreover, this shift in the developing world comes at a time when the regulatory state in the north is under considerable stress from the global financial crisis. Understanding the regulatory state of the south, and particularly forms of accommodationto political pressures, could stimulate a broader conversation around the role of the regulatory state in both north and south.This volume seeks to provoke such a discussion by empirically exploring the emergence of regulatory agencies of a range of developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The cases focus on telecommunications, electricity, and water: sectors that have often been at the frontlines ofthis transition. The central question for the volume is: Are there distinctive features of the regulatory state of the South, shaped by the political-economic context of the global south in the last two decades? To assist in exploring this question, the volume includes brief commentaries on the case studies from arange of disciplines: development economics, law and regulation, development sociology, and comparative politics. Collectively, the volume seeks to shape the contours of a productive inter-disciplinary conversation on the emergence of a significant empirical phenomenon - the rise of regulatoryagencies in the developing world - with implications both for the study of regulation and the study of development.
Navroz K. Dubash is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His works focuses on the governance of infrastructure sectors, with particular attention to energy, water, and climate change governance at sub-national, national, and international scales. He is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...
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Title:The Rise of the Regulatory State of the Global South: The Infrastructure of DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pagesPublished:August 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199677166

ISBN - 13:9780199677160

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1. Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan: The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: The Infrastructure of DevelopmentPart One: Case Studies2. Rene Uruena: The Rise of the Constitutional Regulatory State in Columbia: The Case of Water Governance3. Ahmed Badran: Understanding the Egyptian Regulatory State: Independent Regulators in Theory and Practice4. Mariana Prado: Implementing Independent Regulatory Agencies in Brazil: The Contrasting Experiences in the Electricity and Telecommunications Sectors5. Navroz Dubash: Regulation Through the Back Door: Understanding the Implications of Institutional Transplant6. Alison Post and Maria Victoria Murillo: The Regulatory State Under Stress: Economic Shocks and Regulatory Bargaining in the Argentine Electricity and Water Sectors7. Arun Thiruvengadam and Piyush Joshi: Judiciaries as Crucial Actors in Southern Regulatory Systems: A Case Study of Indian Telecom Regulation8. Nai Rui Chng: Regulatory Mobilization and Service Delivery at the Edge of the Regulatory StatePart Two: Commentaries9. Kanishka Jayasuriya: Regulatory State with Dirigiste Characteristics: Variegated Pathways of Regulatory Governance10. Jacint Jordana: Institutional Challenges of the Regulatory State in the Developing World11. Michael Dowdle: The Peripheral Regulatory State12. Lant Pritchett: The Regulatory State Goes South in the South13. David Levi-Faur: The Regulatory State and the Developmental State14. Roselyn Hsueh: State and Market-Building and the Regulatory State in the South15. Benedict Kingsbury and Megan Donaldson: The Roles of Law in the Regulatory States of the South16. Kathryn Hochstetler: Civil Society and the Regulatory State of the SouthConclusion17. Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan: The Embedded Regulatory State: Between Rules and Deals