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Global Business Regulation

Global Business Regulation

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  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521784993

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  • 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.

    • Based on interviews with 500 international leaders
    • Offers a political program for active world citizenship
    • First comprehensive reference book of its kind
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    • Winner of The Hart Socio-Legal Studies Book Prize

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    "...the manuscript is very digestible, presenting an easy to read and engrossing story, and a reader who starts is likely to finish the book in its entirety." Law Society Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521784993
    • length: 724 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The historical canvas
    2. Globalization and regulation
    3. Method
    4. Concepts: mechanisms, principles and actors
    5. Conclusions
    6. The struggle for a sovereignty of the people
    Part II. Cases:
    7. Property and contract
    8. Financial regulation
    9. Corporations and securities
    10. Trade and competition
    11. Labour standards
    12. The environment
    13. Nuclear energy
    14. Telecommunications
    15. Drugs
    16. Food
    17. Sea transport
    18. Road transport
    19. Air transport
    Part III. Analysis:
    20. Contests of actors
    21. Contests of principles
    22. Mechanisms of globalization
    23. Regulatory webs and globalization sequences
    24. Forum-shifting and contests of principles
    25. Modelling, globalization and the politics of empowerment
    26. A political program for sovereignty over global regulation.

  • Authors

    John Braithwaite, Australian National University, Canberra

    Peter Drahos, Queen Mary University of London


    • Winner of The Hart Socio-Legal Studies Book Prize

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