Global Private Politics: A Research Agenda

Journal Article

In this concluding essay to the special issue on Private Regulation in the Global Economy, I review the main findings, focused on the answers that the papers in this issue jointly suggest to the three sets of core questions noted in the introductory essay: (1) How do private bodies attain regulatory authority? Why do private regulators provide governance and why do the targets of these rules comply? (2) Who governs? Who are the key actors in private regulation and what are their motivations? (3) What is the effect of the rise of private regulation on public regulatory authority and capacity? I then identify and discuss several key issues to develop a research agenda for what I call “global private politics.”

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Büthe, T

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

  • Business and Politics

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 26