Communitizing Transnational Regulatory Concerns

33 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016

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Sungjoon Cho

Chicago Kent College of Law

Jacob Radecki

Levin & Perconti

Cecilia Suh

Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. (FVLD)

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

Suggested Citation

Cho, Sungjoon and Radecki, Jacob and Suh, Cecilia, Communitizing Transnational Regulatory Concerns (December 2, 2016). Chicago Journal of International Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

Sungjoon Cho (Contact Author)

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Jacob Radecki

Levin & Perconti ( email )

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Cecilia Suh

Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. (FVLD) ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60603
United States

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