The interactive dynamics of transnational business governance: A challenge for transnational legal theory

Published on Apr 3, 2015in Transnational legal theory
· DOI :10.1080/20414005.2015.1092267
Stepan Wood10
Estimated H-index: 10
(York University),
Kenneth W. Abbott26
Estimated H-index: 26
(ASU: Arizona State University)
+ 2 AuthorsErrol Meidinger19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Center for Law and Social Policy)
Conflict, convergence, cooperation and competition among governance actors and institutions have long fascinated scholars of transnational law, yet transnational legal theorists' accounts of such interactions are for the most part tentative, incomplete and unsystematic. Having elsewhere proposed an overarching conceptual framework for the study of transnational business governance interactions (TBGI), in this article we propose criteria for middle-range theory-building. We argue that a portfolio of theoretical perspectives on transnational governance interactions should account for the multiplicity of interacting entities and scales of interaction; the co-evolution of social agency and structure; the multiple components of regulatory governance; the role of interactions as both influence and outcome; the diverse modes of interaction; the mechanisms and pathways of interaction; and the spatio-temporal dynamics of interaction. To suggest the value of these criteria, we apply them in a preliminary way to sel...
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(LSAC: Law School Admission Council)
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Andreas Nölke14
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(UNIL: University of Lausanne),
Nicole Helmerich (UNIL: University of Lausanne), Cécile Prébandier (UNIL: University of Lausanne)
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Rafael Leal-Arcas7
Estimated H-index: 7
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)
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Oren Perez10
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(BIU: Bar-Ilan University),
Reuven Cohenand30
Estimated H-index: 30
(BIU: Bar-Ilan University),
Nir Schreiber1
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(BIU: Bar-Ilan University)
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Margaret Chon7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SU: Seattle University)
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