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Transnational Business Governance Interactions

Advancing Marginalized Actors and Enhancing Regulatory Quality Edited by Stepan Wood, Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada, Rebecca Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Dublin City University, Ireland, Errol E. Meidinger, Margaret W. Wong Professor, SUNY Buffalo School of Law, US, Burkard Eberlein, Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Kenneth W. Abbott, Jack E. Brown Professor of Law, Arizona State University, US
From agriculture to sport and from climate change to indigenous rights, transnational regulatory regimes and actors are multiplying and interacting with poorly understood effects. This interdisciplinary book investigates whether, how and by whom transnational business governance interactions (TBGIs) can be harnessed to improve the quality of transnational regulation and advance the interests of marginalized actors.
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Publication Date: December 2019
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  • Corporate Governance
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From agriculture to sport and from climate change to indigenous rights, transnational regulatory regimes and actors are multiplying and interacting with poorly understood results. This interdisciplinary book investigates whether, how and by whom transnational business governance interactions (TBGIs) can be harnessed to improve the quality of transnational regulation and advance the interests of marginalized actors.

Exploring multiple sectors and issue areas, Transnational Business Governance Interactions presents new empirical and theoretical research from leading and emerging scholars and identifies obstacles to, and opportunities for, mobilizing TBGIs to enhance regulatory capacities, outputs and outcomes and to advance marginalized actors in transnational business governance.

The prime readership for this work is an interdisciplinary audience of academics including scholars of law, business, environmental studies, international relations, political science, political economy and sociology. Because of its attention to practical strategies to harness governance interactions to enhance regulatory quality and advance marginalized groups, the book will also be of interest to high-level participants in global business governance, including standards-setting bodies, certification bodies, auditors, trade associations, civil society organizations, social movement organizers, national regulators, overseas development agencies and international organizations.
Contributors include: K.W. Abbott, G. Auld, M. Bach, S. Carodenuto, B. Cashore, D. Casey, C.C.-H. Chen, B. Eberlein, P. Foley, S. Gao, T. Havinga, L.F. Henriksen, E. Meidinger, N. Oman, P. Paiement, S. Renckens, R. Schmidt, L. Seabrooke, P. Verbruggen, O. Westerwinter, J.K. Winn, S. Wood

Contents:

1. Transnational Business Governance Interactions, Regulatory Quality and Marginalized Actors: An Introduction
Stepan Wood, Burkard Eberlein, Errol Meidinger, Rebecca Schmidt and Kenneth W Abbott

PART I. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TRANSNATIONAL REGULATION
2. Transnational Business Governance Interactions in Food Safety Regulation: Exploring the Promises and Risks of Enrolment
Paul Verbruggen and Tetty Havinga

3. Governance Interactions in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Errol Meidinger

4. Local Practices, Transnational Solutions? The Role of Host Cities in the Cyclical Process of Environmental Regulation of Sports Mega-Events
Rebecca Schmidt

5. Transnational Governance of Innovation in Payment Services: A Case Study of the Single European Payment Area
Jane K. Winn

6. Micro-Level Interactions in the Compliance Processes of Transnational Private Governance: The Market for Marine Stewardship Council Auditors and Assessors
Graeme Auld and Stefan Renckens

7. The Evolution of Transnational Governance Overlaps: A Network Approach
Oliver Westerwinter

8. Issue Control in Transnational Business Governance Interactions
Lasse Folke Henriksen and Leonard Seabrooke

PART II. ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF MARGINALIZED ACTORS
9. Interactions, Iteration and Early Institutionalization: Competing Lessons of GLOBALGAP’s Legitimation
Donal Casey

10. Can Non-State Regulatory Authority Improve Domestic Forest Sustainability? Assessing Interactive Pathways of Influence in Cameroon
Sophia Carodenuto and Benjamin Cashore

11. Transnational Delegation, Accountability and the Administrative Governance of Biofuel Standards
Phillip Paiement

12. Capturing Climate: Tracking Nascent Transnational Business Governance Interactions around the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Matthew Bach

13. Transnational Business Governance Interactions and Financial Regulation Change: A Case of Asian Financial Markets
Simin Gao and Christopher Chen

14. A Coxian Perspective on Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Counter-Hegemonic Certification Movements in Fisheries
Paul Foley

15. Private Ordering and Transnational Social Justice: The Forest Stewardship Council’s Advocacy of Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Natalie Oman

16. Interactive Strategies for Advancing Marginalized Actors in Transnational Governance Contests: Labour and the Making of ISO 26000
Stepan Wood

PART III. CONCLUSIONS
17. Harnessing TBGIs to Advance Regulatory Quality and Marginalized Actors
Stepan Wood, Errol Meidinger, Burkard Eberlein, Rebecca Schmidt and Kenneth W. Abbott

Index