Introduction: Networks and networked governance

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A much-discussed feature of the emerging global legal order has been the proliferation of so-called transnational regulatory networks. These new institutional forms consist of routinized, purposive interaction between diverse actors that share a common sphere of expertise. Such networks are of different types, some involving cooperation between public bodies, others entailing interaction between public, private and quasi-public institutional actors. These networks perform diverse functions: e.g. ‘enforcement networks’, designed to make enforcement more efficient across international borders; ‘information networks’ aimed at promoting information exchange; and, ‘harmonization networks’ setting standards and seeking uniformity in substantive and procedural normative standards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642412127
ISBN (Print)9783642412110
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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