By Daniel W. Drezner
Has globalization diluted the facility of nationwide governments to control their very own economies? Are overseas governmental and nongovernmental businesses weakening the carry of geographical regions on worldwide regulatory agendas? Many observers imagine so. yet in All Politics Is Global, Daniel Drezner argues that this view is incorrect. regardless of globalization, states--especially the good powers--still dominate overseas regulatory regimes, and the regulatory ambitions of states are pushed by way of their family interests.
As Drezner exhibits, country measurement nonetheless issues. the nice powers--the usa and the eu Union--remain the main avid gamers in writing international rules, and their strength is because of the scale in their inner financial markets. in the event that they agree, there'll be powerful worldwide governance. in the event that they do not agree, governance could be fragmented or useless. And, sarcastically, the main robust assets of great-power personal tastes are the least globalized parts in their economies.
Testing this revisionist version of world regulatory governance on an surprisingly large choice of situations, together with the web, finance, genetically converted organisms, and highbrow estate rights, Drezner indicates why there's such disparity within the energy of overseas regulations.
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A major reason for the contentious nature of debates about globalization and global governance is the disagreements over the precise meaning of terms. 30 What one scholar ﬁnds important 27 See the works cited in footnote 7. , Legalization and World Politics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001); Slaughter, A New World Order; Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner, The Limits of International Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005). 29 Helen V. Milner, “The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory: A Critique,” Review of International Studies 17 (January 1991): 67–85.
1 shows. The ﬁrst dimension is whether the theory posits that the driving force behind regulatory coordination is economic or ideational. The second dimension is whether actors retain agency in the face of a globalizing economy, or are tightly constrained by structural forces. The ﬁrst wave of scholarship—and virtually all of the popular literature on the subject—emphasized the primacy of structural forces over the agency of 47 Peter Haas, “UN Conferences and Constructivist Governance of the Environment,” Global Governance 8 (January/March 2002): 80.
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All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes by Daniel W. Drezner