Networked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law

Author: Mark Fenwick,Steven Van Uytsel,Stefan Wrbka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642412122

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 4100

This book brings together a unique range of case studies focusing on networks in the context of business regulation. The case studies form the basis for an interdisciplinary dialogue on the meaning, value and the limits of the 'network concept' as a tool for understanding and critically evaluating the emergent transnational legal order.
Posted in Law

Rough Consensus and Running Code

A Theory of Transnational Private Law

Author: Gralf-Peter Calliess,Peer Zumbansen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318045

Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 9328

Private law has long been the focus of efforts to explain wider developments of law in an era of globalisation. As consumer transactions and corporate activities continue to develop with scant regard to legal and national boundaries, private law theorists have begun to sketch and conceptualise the possible architecture of a transnational legal theory. Drawing a detailed map of the mixed regulatory landscape of 'hard' and 'soft' laws, official, unofficial, direct and indirect modes of regulation, rules, recommendations and principles as well as exploring the concept of governance through disclosure and transparency, this book develops a theoretical framework of transnational legal regulation. Rough Consensus and Running Code describes and analyses different law-making regimes currently observable in the transnational arena. Its core aim is to reassess the transnational regulation of consumer contracts and corporate governance in light of a dramatic proliferation of rule-creators and compliance mechanisms that can no longer be clearly associated with either the 'state' or the 'market'. The chosen examples from two of the most dynamic legal fields in the transnational arena today serve as backdrops for a comprehensive legal theoretical inquiry into the changing institutional and normative landscape of legal norm-creation.
Posted in Law

International Law and the Third World

Reshaping Justice

Author: Richard Falk,Balakrishnan Rajagopal,Jacqueline Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113407025X

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 1095

This volume is devoted to critically exploring the past, present and future relevance of international law to the priorities of the countries, peoples and regions of the South. Within the limits of space it has tried to be comprehensive in scope and representative in perspective and participation. The contributions are grouped into three clusters to give some sense of coherence to the overall theme: articles by Baxi, Anghie, Falk, Stevens and Rajagopal on general issues bearing on the interplay between international law and world order; articles highlighting regional experience by An-Na’im, Okafor, Obregon and Shalakany; and articles on substantive perspectives by Mgbeoji, Nesiah, Said, Elver, King-Irani, Chinkin, Charlesworth and Gathii. This collective effort gives an illuminating account of the unifying themes, while at the same time exhibiting the wide diversity of concerns and approaches.
Posted in Law

Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance

The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora

Author: D. Stone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022914

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 2637

Diane Stone analyses the role of experts shaping global policy via transnational knowledge networks which help create new spaces of public sector activity.
Posted in Political Science

Europe and the Management of Globalization

Author: Wade Jacoby,Sophie Meunier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986180

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 6860

European politicians often speak of their efforts to 'manage globalization.' At one level, this is merely a rhetorical device to make globalization more palatable to citizens and prove that policy-makers are still firmly in control of their country’s fate. This volume argues that the advocacy of managed globalization goes beyond rhetoric and actually has been a primary driver of major European Union (EU) policies in the past twenty years. The EU has indeed tried to manage globalization through the use of five major mechanisms: 1) expanding policy scope 2) exercising regulatory influence 3) empowering international institutions 4) enlarging the territorial sphere of EU influence, and 5) redistributing the costs of globalization. These mechanisms are neither entirely novel, nor are they always effective but they provide the contours of an approach to globalization that is neither ad hoc deregulation, nor old-style economic protectionism. The recent financial crisis may have seemed initially to vindicate the European efforts to manage globalization, but it also represented the limits of such efforts without the full participation of the US and China. The EU cannot rig the game of globalization, but it can try to provide predictability, oversight, and regularity with rules that accommodate European interests. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.
Posted in Political Science

The Evolution of Global Internet Governance

Principles and Policies in the Making

Author: Roxana Radu,Jean-Marie Chenou,Rolf H. Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364245299X

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 2067

The volume explores the consequences of recent events in global Internet policy and possible ways forward following the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). It offers expert views on transformations in governance, the future of multistakeholderism and the salience of cybersecurity. Based on the varied backgrounds of the contributors, the book provides an interdisciplinary perspective drawing on international relations, international law and communication studies. It addresses not only researchers interested in the evolution of new forms of transnational networked governance, but also practitioners who wish to get a scholarly reflection on current regulatory developments. It notably provides firsthand accounts on the role of the WCIT-12 in the future of Internet governance.
Posted in Law

The Internet and Governance in Asia

A Critical Reader

Author: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre

Publisher: AMIC

ISBN: 9814136026

Category: Cyberterrorism

Page: 380

View: 3362

Posted in Cyberterrorism

Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism

Author: Sol Picciotto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502913

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8609

This analysis of how multi-level networked governance has superseded the liberal system of interdependent states focuses on the role of law in mediating power and shows how lawyers have shaped the main features of capitalism, especially the transnational corporation. It covers the main institutions regulating the world economy, including the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO and a myriad of other bodies, and introduces the reader to key regulatory arenas: corporate governance, competition policy, investment protection, anti-corruption rules, corporate codes and corporate liability, international taxation, avoidance and evasion and the campaign to combat them, the offshore finance system, international financial regulation and its contribution to the financial crisis, trade rules and their interaction with standards especially for food safety and environmental protection, the regulation of key services (telecommunications and finance), intellectual property and the tensions between exclusive private rights and emergent forms of common and collective property in knowledge.
Posted in Law

China’s Search for Good Governance

Author: D. Zhenglai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337589

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 1779

Governance has emerged as a central concept and key word in China's governmental and local policy and practice at different levels. This edited collection combines empirical and normative researches as well as theoretical exploration and case studies on the governance theories and practices in China.
Posted in Political Science

Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance

A Statist-Transnationalist Approach

Author: Ersel Aydinli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113515726X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 5632

This book presents a selection of edited essays written by leading international scholars engaging with practicing intelligence, military, and police officers and responding to their first-hand international security cooperation experiences. The resulting chapters provide original theoretical perspectives on evolving international security cooperation practices. Beginning with the premise that intelligence cooperation-domestically between agencies, internationally between states, and transnationally among states, sub-state and non-state actors-is essential in order to successfully counter the evolving transnational nature of security threats, the authors explore the transnationalization in states' responses to a transnational security threat like 'global' terror. They assess whether early signs of a "statist transnationalism" for a new global security cooperation regime can be identified, and look at the use of extraordinary rendition and police liaisons as means for the development and growth of transnational security cooperation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, terrorism, security, policing and intelligence.
Posted in Political Science

The New Electronic Marketplace

European Governance Strategies in a Globalising Economy

Author: George Christou,Seamus Simpson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 7096

"This book breaks new ground by exploring governance strategies that the EU has been developing over the last decade for the growing electronic economy driven by the Internet. Through an analysis of key EU policy initiatives, the authors provide an explanation of both the form and mechanics of emergent governance arrangements within the European e-economy. Drawing on data gathered through interviews with key national and EU level policymakers, the volume applies theoretical insights from academic work on the 'regulatory' and 'post-regulatory' state to situate and explain the EU's role as an international regional actor in a new area of economic activity with important national and global dimensions."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in Business & Economics

Privatizing Water

Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis

Author: Karen Bakker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 1419

This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization.
Posted in Business & Economics

Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building

Human Security in the Western Balkans

Author: Wolfgang Benedek,Christopher Daase,Petrus van Duyne

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 3671

"This volume investigates the role of the transnational terrorist and criminal organizations in the peace-building processes, with a particular focus on the Western Balkan region. Conducted within the framework of human security analysis, the research foc
Posted in Political Science

Adapting legal cultures

Author: David Nelken,Johannes Feest

Publisher: Hart Pub

ISBN: 9781841132921

Category: Law

Page: 282

View: 2822

This exciting collection looks at the theory and practice of legal borrowing and adaptation in different areas of the world: Europe,the USA and Latin America, S.E. Asia and Japan. Many of the contributors focus on fundamental theoretical issues. What are legal transplants? What is the role of the state in producing socio-legal change? What are the conditions of successful legal transfers? How is globalisation changing these conditions? Such problems are also discussed with reference to substantive and specific case studies. When and why did Japanese rules of product liability come into line with those of the EU and the USA? How and why did judicial review come late to the legal systems of Holland and Scandinavia? Why is the present wave of USA-influenced legal reforms in Latin Amercia apparently having more success than the previous round? How does competition between the legal and accountancy professions affect patterns of bankruptcy? The chapters in this volume, which include a comprehensive theoretical introduction, offer a range of valuable insights even if they also show that the
Posted in Law

The Business of Space

The Next Frontier of International Competition

Author: L. Brennan,A. Vecchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023030592X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 9552

This book looks at the space industry from a business perspective, with a focus on international competition. The space industry traces its origins to the middle of last century as a government/military domain and the author now looks at the ongoing evolution of space exploration and travel, and projects the future of the industry.
Posted in Business & Economics

Governance in "cyberspace"

access and public interest in global communications

Author: Klaus W. Grewlich

Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl

ISBN: 9789041112255

Category: Computers

Page: 405

View: 9232

'Cyberspace' is the emerging invisible, intangible world of electronic information and processes stored at multiple interconnected sites. The digital revolution leads to 'convergence' (of telecommunications, computer/Internet and broadcasting) and to dynamic multimedia value chains. Deregulation and competition are major driving forces in the new interactive electronic environment. This volume contains normative proposals for 'cyber'-regulation, including self-regulation, grounded on developments in the EU, US And The Far East, In international organisations (WTO, OECD, WIPO, ITU), In business fora, In NGOs, In the 'Internet community' and in academic research. The multi-actor (government, business, civil society) and multi-level analysis (subsidiarity) pertains e.g. To ex-ante and ex-post access-regulation, competition, network economics (external effects, essential facilities), public interest principles (human dignity, free speech, privacy, security), development and culture, consumer protection, cryptography, domain names and copyright. Lawyers, regulators, business executives, investment bankers, diplomats, and civil society representatives need shared essentials of plurilateral 'governance' to safeguard both competition and public interest objectives, at a scale congruent to 'cyberspace', In the transition to an 'international law of cooperation'.
Posted in Computers

Transnational Threats

Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies

Author: Carolyn W. Pumphrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information warfare

Page: 256

View: 9380

Posted in Information warfare

International Transnational Associations

Associations Transnationales Internationales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: N.A

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Includes monthly supplements to: International congress calendar.
Posted in Associations, institutions, etc

Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Andy Crane,Dirk Matten

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412930635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1096

View: 9018

Over the last four decades Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired distinctive organisational status and become the subject of an increasing number of social and environmental policies. This development has been reflected by an outpouring of literature that focuses on CSR and constitutes a distinct area of business education and research. This Major Work carefully and constructively brings together seminal articles to provide a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning, interdisciplinary, and international scholarly writing in the field. Papers will cover the following areas: Volume I: Theories and Concepts of CSR - providing a comprehensive grounding in the conceptual and normative CSR literature Volume II: Managing and Implementing CSR - providing a thorough overview of CSR as a practical phenomenon Volume III: CSR in Global Context - providing an integrated international perspective on CSR theory and practice
Posted in Business & Economics