Global Business Regulation

Global Business Regulation

by John Braithwaite, Peter Drahos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521780330

ISBN-13: 9780521780339

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How has the regulation of business shifted from national to global institutions? What are the mechanisms of globalization? Who are the key actors? What of democratic sovereignty? In which cases has globalization been successfully resisted? These questions are confronted across an amazing sweep of the critical areas of business regulation—from contract,

Overview

How has the regulation of business shifted from national to global institutions? What are the mechanisms of globalization? Who are the key actors? What of democratic sovereignty? In which cases has globalization been successfully resisted? These questions are confronted across an amazing sweep of the critical areas of business regulation—from contract, intellectual property and corporations law, to trade, telecommunications, labor standards, drugs, food, transport and environment. This book examines the role played by global institutions such as the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, the OECD, IMF, Moodys and the World Bank, as well as various NGOs and significant individuals. Incorporating both history and analysis, Global Business Regulation will become the standard reference for readers in business, law, politics, and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521780339
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
722
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationvi
Abbreviationsxiii
List of Figures and Tablesxvii
Part IIntroduction1
1The Historical Canvas3
2Globalization and Regulation7
3Method11
4Concepts: Mechanisms, Principles and Actors15
5Conclusions27
6The Struggle for a Sovereignty of the People34
Part IICases37
7Property and Contract39
8Financial Regulation88
9Corporations and Securities143
10Trade and Competition175
11Labour Standards222
12The Environment256
13Nuclear Energy297
14Telecommunications322
15Drugs360
16Food399
17Sea Transport418
18Road Transport438
19Air Transport454
Part IIIAnalysis473
20Contests of Actors475
21Contests of Principles507
22Mechanisms of Globalization532
23Regulatory Webs and Globalization Sequences550
24Forum-shifting and Contests of Principles564
25Modelling, Globalization and the Politics of Empowerment578
26A Political Program for Sovereignty over Global Regulation602
Acknowledgments630
Bibliography640
Index672

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