Communitizing Transnational Regulatory Concerns
33 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 2, 2016
In this article we argue that the conventional command-and-control theories related to regulatory requirements fall away in the face of transnational regulatory governance. We therefore seek a new explanatory model that prioritizes and recognizes the discursive nature of international regulatory proceedings. Importantly, we contend that the way regulatory problems are discussed, and thus the way they are communitized, affects the way parties ultimately reconcile. We conclude that collaborative and less confrontational regulatory exchanges tend to be significantly more successful than formal and inquisitive ones.
Keywords: WTO, TBT Committee, Regulatory Governance, Regulatory Communitization
JEL Classification: K22, K33
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