The article reports about a new type of international regulatory system that is spontaneously arising out of the failure of international treaties and intergovernmental organizations to adequately regulate international business. Innovative, mostly private institutions are being created to apply transnational norms to business, the diversity of which is depicted in the article.
It was co-authored by Duncan Snidal, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago's Harris School, and director of its Committee on International Relations. To read the article, click here.
A leading scholar in international law, Abbott is a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar and a Faculty Fellow in the College of Law's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, as well as an ASU Professor of Global Studies. His teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law.