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International Governance and Law: State Regulation and Non-state Law

International Governance and Law: State Regulation and Non-state Law

by Hanneke van Schooten, Jonathan VerschuurenHanneke van Schooten


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Around the world, the role of national regulation is often hotly debated. This book takes as its starting point the fact that legislatures and regulators are criticized for overregulation and for producing poor-quality regulation which ignores input from citizens and stifles private initiative. This situation has enhanced the role of non-state law, in forms such as self-regulation and soft law. In this book, international scholars in various fields of law, as well as socio-legal studies, address the question to what extent non-state law currently influences state regulation, and what the consequences of non-state law are likely to be for state regulation.

Drawing lessons for the state legislature and state regulators, this innovative book will be of great interest to academic researchers and post graduate students in the fields of law, regulation, legal sociology, legal theory, law and economics, and environmental law. It will also be of interest to policy makers and regulators – those working at ministries and government departments drafting legislation.

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Claire Vinten

‘The book is consistently well written, with extensive in-text referencing and bibliographies at the end of each chapter. The empirical chapters frequently draw on the concepts and frameworks explained in the theoretical part, giving the book a level of cohesiveness that is rarely found in works of this nature. This book has practical value for state and non-state regulators in general as well as in specific policy areas. It is also a valuable resource for academics and students of legal theory, regulation and comparative law.’

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847207272
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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