All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes

All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes

by Daniel W. Drezner
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All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes

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.

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
Sales rank: 1,053,364
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


CHAPTER ONE: Bringing the Great Powers Back In 3

CHAPTER TWO: A Theory of Regulatory Outcomes 32

CHAPTER THREE: A Typology of Governance Processes 63


CHAPTER FOUR: The Global Governance of the Internet 91

CHAPTER FIVE: Club Standards and International Finance 119

CHAPTER SIX: Rival Standards and Genetically Modified Organisms 149

CHAPTER SEVEN: The "Semi-Deviant" Case: TRIPS and Public Health 176

CHAPTER EIGHT: Conclusions and Speculations 204

Index 221

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