Multi-Lateral Regulatory Initiatives – A Legitimation-Based Approach

Chapter Seven in J. O’ Brien (ed), Governing the Corporation: Regulation and Corporate Governance in an Age of Scandal and Global Markets, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp.121-139, 2005

28 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2013  

George Gilligan

University of Melbourne - Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation

Date Written: February 22, 2005

Abstract

This chapter considers the subject of how regulatory discourse, (especially multi-lateral regulatory discourse), should be deconstructed and analysed. Some emerging trends in multi-lateral regulation of the financial services sector are discussed by focusing on the initiatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in relation to what it terms Harmful Tax Practices. The chapter examines the motivations for, and the effects of, the OECD’s activities in this area, especially regarding its blacklists. The chapter argues that an approach emphasising understandings of legitimacy, not only can facilitate evaluation of what might be termed The Regulation of Taxation Game, but also multi-lateral regulation in other sectors and many general issues in corporate governance.

Keywords: multi-lateral regulation, financial markets, legitimacy, taxation

JEL Classification: G15, G18, K42

Suggested Citation

Gilligan, George, Multi-Lateral Regulatory Initiatives – A Legitimation-Based Approach (February 22, 2005). Chapter Seven in J. O’ Brien (ed), Governing the Corporation: Regulation and Corporate Governance in an Age of Scandal and Global Markets, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp.121-139, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213053

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