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dc.contributor.authorSCHLEIFER, Philip
dc.contributor.authorFIORINI, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorAULD, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T16:53:06Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T16:53:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/45708
dc.description.abstractBeginning in the early 1990s, non-state actors have taken over a wide range of governance functions that used to be the prerogative of states and international organizations. In the field of International Relations and related disciplines, this has intensified debates about a lack of accountability and legitimacy in global governance. Reviewing this debate and the role transparency can play in mitigating the problem, this article uses a new data set to analyze the issue empirically. Examining a sample of 143 regulatory standard-setting (RSS) programs in the field of transnational sustainability governance, we show that “deep transparency” – i.e. the disclosure of salient information – remains a problem in this domain. However, there are also RSS programs that are highly transparent in their practices. Using a multivariate analysis, we investigate the internal and external determinants of these inter-program variations. We find a systematic relationship between inclusiveness and transparency – although no evidence for the conventional wisdom that single-actor business programs are per se less credible. Turning to the external determinants of transparency two findings stand out: First, instead of a “ratcheting-up effect”, we observe a race-to-the-bottom dynamic between competing RSS programs. Second, our results confirm arguments about the positive influence of meta-governance on transparency.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2017/16en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Governance Programme-258en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Economicsen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.subjectTransparencyen
dc.subjectAccountabilityen
dc.subjectLegitimacyen
dc.subjectTransnational governanceen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subject.otherTrade, investment and international cooperation
dc.subject.otherTransnationalism
dc.titleTransparency in transnational sustainability governance : a multivariate analysis of regulatory standard-setting programsen
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