Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Newman & Zaring: Regulatory Networks: Power, Legitimacy, and Compliance

Abraham Newman (Georgetown Univ. - School of Foreign Service) & David T. Zaring (Univ. of Pennsylvania - Wharton School) have posted Regulatory Networks: Power, Legitimacy, and Compliance (in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, Jeffrey Dunoff & Mark Pollack eds. forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
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.