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Kenneth W. Abbott
Arizona State University
118Publications
24H-index
4,078Citations
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2019 in Regulation & Governance [IF: 2.73]
Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
Philipp Genschel15
Estimated H-index: 15
(European University Institute),
Duncan Snidal26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Oxford)
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
Céline Kauffmann8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development),
Jeong-Rim Lee
This study takes stock of the membership, governance structure, operational mode and regulatory power of trans-governmental networks of regulators (TGNs). It contributes to a greater OECD project aimed at building greater understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of various approaches to international regulatory co-operation (IRC) as identified in OECD (2013), International Regulatory Co-operation: Addressing Global Challenges. In order to fill the knowledge gap, this study provides a working d...
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Philipp Genschel15
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Duncan Snidal26
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No governor has sufficient capabilities to govern single-handedly; all governors rely on agents, and thus become principals. The "governor's dilemma" results from the tradeoff between agent competence and principal control. Competent agents are difficult to control because their policy contributions give them leverage over the principal; principal control impedes agent competence by constraining the development and exercise of agent capabilities. If a principal emphasizes control, it limits agen...
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University)
This paper considers how the soft and indirect mode of governance known as orchestration has contributed to the growth and structure of the increasingly polycentric climate governance system – a system with multiple centers of authority, public and private, at different governance levels. It also considers the implications of orchestration’s significant role for some of the major propositions of polycentric governance theory. First, that theory suggests that governance organizations emerge spont...
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2017 in Environmental Politics [IF: 2.69]
Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University)
ABSTRACTA striking development in climate governance is the emergence of systems for non-state actors to make voluntary commitments alongside state undertakings. Because these commitments involve diverse actors carrying out diverse activities in diverse settings, they provide unprecedented opportunities for experimentation and learning. Yet voluntary commitment systems (VCS) rarely promote experimentation and provide few systematic learning mechanisms. Based on work with Duncan Snidal, an argume...
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
David Levi-Faur27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Duncan Snidal26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Oxford)
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
David Levi-Faur27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Duncan Snidal26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Oxford)
Regulation is typically conceived as a two-party relationship between a rule-maker or regulator (R) and a rule-taker or target (T). We set out an agenda for the study of regulation as a three- (or more) party relationship, with intermediaries (I) at the center of the analysis. Intermediaries play major and varied roles in regulation, from providing expertise and feedback to facilitating implementation, from monitoring the behavior of regulatory targets to building communities of assurance and tr...
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Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
David Levi-Faur27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Duncan Snidal26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Oxford)
Regulation should be theorized as a three-party relationship (RIT), with intermediaries (I) playing diverse roles between the regulator (R) and the targets of regulation (T). Here we summarize and assess extensions of the basic RIT model introduced in the volume, including changes in regulatory relationships over time, chains of regulatory actors, and networks. We also draw lessons for regulatory policy from the volume as a whole, emphasizing the diverse goals that intermediaries pursue; the imp...
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2016 in International Organization [IF: 4.52]
Kenneth W. Abbott24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Arizona State University),
Jessica F. Green10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Case Western Reserve University),
Robert O. Keohane58
Estimated H-index: 58
(Princeton University)
The institutions of global governance have changed dramatically in recent years. New organizational forms ‐ including informal institutions, transgovernmental networks and private transnational regulatory organizations ‐ have expanded rapidly, while the growth of formal intergovernmental organizations has slowed. Organizational ecology provides an insightful framework for understanding these changing patterns of growth. Organizational ecology is primarily a structural theory, emphasizing the inf...
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