Regulatory Networks: Power, Legitimacy, and Compliance
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art (Jeffrey Dunoff & Mark Pollack, eds.) Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming
22 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2013
Date Written: July 14, 2013
This paper offers a scholarly review of the international relations and international law literature on regulatory networks. Although generalizations are necessarily imprecise, we suggest that the international relations oeuvre has proved particularly attentive to the way that power is wielded within these networks. International law scholars have focused more on the description of networks and considerations of their legitimacy. We suggest that, although the literatures have diverged, future work may be ripe for reintegration, as both IL and IR scholars increasingly turn their attention to the same issue: compliance with network mandates. Thus, we present a collaborative research agenda on regulatory networks highlighting issues of participation, authority resources, regime complexity, and interdependent implementation, which we hope will be of interests to scholars from both fields.
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By Eric J. Pan