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The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli


Over the past two decades, governments have delegated extensive regulatory authority to international private-sector organizations. This internationalization and privatization of rule-making has been motivated not only by the economic benefits of common rules for global markets, but also by the realization that government regulators often lack the expertise and resources to deal with increasingly complex and urgent regulatory tasks. This book examines who writes the rules in international private organizations, as well as who wins, who loses—and why. It examines three powerful global private r ... More

Keywords: regulatory authority, international private organizations, standardization, global rule-making, product standards, global private regulation, International Accounting Standards Board, International Organization for Standardization, International Electrotechnical Commission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144795
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Büthe, author
Duke University

Walter Mattli, author
St. John's College