All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes

All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes

by Daniel W. Drezner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691096422

ISBN-13: 9780691096421

Pub. Date: 08/18/2008

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Has globalization diluted the power of national governments to regulate their own economies? Are international governmental and nongovernmental organizations weakening the hold of nation-states on global regulatory agendas? Many observers think so. But in All Politics Is Global, Daniel Drezner argues that this view is wrong. Despite globalization,

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Has globalization diluted the power of national governments to regulate their own economies? Are international governmental and nongovernmental organizations weakening the hold of nation-states on global regulatory agendas? Many observers think so. But in All Politics Is Global, Daniel Drezner argues that this view is wrong. Despite globalization, states--especially the great powers--still dominate international regulatory regimes, and the regulatory goals of states are driven by their domestic interests.

As Drezner shows, state size still matters. The great powers--the United States and the European Union--remain the key players in writing global regulations, and their power is due to the size of their internal economic markets. If they agree, there will be effective global governance. If they don't agree, governance will be fragmented or ineffective. And, paradoxically, the most powerful sources of great-power preferences are the least globalized elements of their economies.

Testing this revisionist model of global regulatory governance on an unusually wide variety of cases, including the Internet, finance, genetically modified organisms, and intellectual property rights, Drezner shows why there is such disparity in the strength of international regulations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691096421
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     ix
Preface     xi
Glossary of Acronyms     xix
Theory
Bringing the Great Powers Back In     3
A Theory of Regulatory Outcomes     32
A Typology of Governance Processes     63
Practice
The Global Governance of the Internet     91
Club Standards and International Finance     119
Rival Standards and Genetically Modified Organisms     149
The "Semi-Deviant" Case: TRIPS and Public Health     176
Conclusions and Speculations     204
Afterword to the Paperback Edition     221
Index     231

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