9781316423240 (ebook) 9781107128330 (hardback) 9781107571945 (paperback)
Cambridge international trade and economic law ; 21.
In an era of increased reliance on private regulatory bodies and globalised economic activity, standardisation is the field where politics, technical expertise and strategic behaviour meet and interact. International standard-setting bodies exemplify the rise of transnational governance and the challenges that it brings about relating to institutional choice, legitimacy, procedural and substantive fairness or transparency. This book takes a more empirical-based approach focusing on the mechanics of international standard-setting. It constitutes a multidisciplinary inquiry into the foundations of international standard-setting, an empirically under-researched yet important area of international informal lawmaking. Contributors expertly examine the peculiarities of international standardisation in selected issue-areas and legal orders and shed light on the attributes of international standard-setters, allowing comparisons among standard-setting bodies with a view to identifying best practices and improve our understanding about standardisation processes.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: continuity and change in international standardisation / Panagiotis Delimatsis Part I. International standard-setting a multifaceted and evolving area of research 1. Standardisation: a developing field of research / Henk J. De Vries 2. ISO standards and authoritative collective action: conceptual and normative issues / Hans Lindahl 3. From standards to quality infrastructure: a review of impact studies and an outlook / Knut Blind Part II. International standardisation and the World Trade Organization 4. Global food safety standards: the evolving regulatory epistemology at the intersection of the SPS Agreement and the Codex Alimentarius Commission / Alessandra Arcuri 5. 'Relevant international standards' and 'recognised standardisation bodies' under the TBT Agreement / Panagiotis Delimatsis 6. Technical standard-setting in the financial sector / Juan A. Marchetti 7. Standardising trade in services? / Petros C. Mavroidis Part III. The politics and dynamics of international and regional standardisation 8. The power of the penholder: the missing politics in global regulatory governance analysis / Walter Mattli and Jack Seddon 9. Between standards and regulation: on the concept of 'de facto mandatory standards' after Tuna II and Fra.bo / Harm Schepel 10. Competition and cooperation in the market of voluntary sustainability standards / Axel Marx and Jan Wouters 11. Harmonizing non-tariff measures: always a blessing? / Olivier Cadot, Anne-Célia Disdier and Lionel Fontagné Part IV. International standardisation and development 12. You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap! A case-study of ISO 26000 on social responsibility / Stephanie Bijlmakers and Geert Van Calster 13. The development dimension of the Codex Alimentarius standard-setting process / Awilo Ochieng Pernet 14. Standards of responsible investment and international investment law / Angelos Dimopoulos Part V. International standardisation and innovation 15. Interoperability standards, patents and competition policy / Pierre Larouche and Geertrui Van Overwalle 16. Standard-setting organisations: current policy issues and empirical evidence / Neil Gandal and Pierre Régibeau 17. Technical standards and the draft General Data Protection Regulation / Eleni Kosta and Kees Stuurman Conclustion: a future research agenda / Panagiotis Delimatsis.