International Organizations and International Regulatory Cooperation: Exploring the Links

OECD, International Regulatory Co-operation and International Organisations: The Cases of the OECD and the IMO (2014)

28 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2014

Date Written: November 30, 2014

Abstract

This paper, a contribution to an OECD research project, outlines recent trends in international regulatory cooperation (IRC), the roles that international organizations (IOs) play in IRC, and how we might assess the effects of IO involvement. The trends are clear and striking: there has been an explosion of IRC, including diverse forms of international rule-making that often involve IOs; as a result, many issue areas now feature multiple organizations engaged in IRC, including international, transgovernmental and transnational institutions. However, we know far too little about the precise roles that IOs play, as forums and as standard-setters, and especially about the outcomes and impacts of IRC efforts within IOs. The paper reviews these issues and considers approaches for enhancing our understanding of IO participation in IRC.

Keywords: international regulatory cooperation, international organizations, effectiveness, transgovernmental institutions, transnational institutions

JEL Classification: F42, K20

Suggested Citation

Abbott, Kenneth Wayne, International Organizations and International Regulatory Cooperation: Exploring the Links (November 30, 2014). OECD, International Regulatory Co-operation and International Organisations: The Cases of the OECD and the IMO (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2532228 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2532228

Kenneth Wayne Abbott (Contact Author)

Arizona State University ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-5917 (Phone)

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