Standardization and Capture: The Rise of Standardization in International Industrial Regulation and Global Administrative Law

Márquez, Pablo
December 2007
Global Jurist;Dec2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p3
Academic Journal
This paper makes shows that a unified discourse and a single global policy for liberalization and competition cut across the economic and legal theory of transnational regulations of industry. The tension mediated by the concepts of harmonization, meaning that one regulation/standard is better that multiple regulations/standards and the theory of international liberalization, meaning deregulation is better that regulation, brings many doubts about the phenomenon of international industrial regulation. The core of this project is to restate the problem of regulatory capture at a transnational level and show how it is possible, and profitable, for large corporations to capture transnational regulators with multilateral regulation or deregulation processes.


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