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Rolling out new TBGI Working Papers
Research Team

The TBGI Project includes more than 250 collaborators from over ten countries, representing more than 50 institutions.

The TBGI Project includes more than 250 collaborators from over ten countries, representing more than 50 institutions.

The TBGI Project includes more than 250 collaborators from over ten countries, representing more than 50 institutions. The participants of the TBGI Project include five Project Leaders and a variety of participating researchers who have attended conferences, panels and workshops, and have contributed scholarship to the TBGI field.

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Transnational Governance Interactions

Transnational governance actors and institutions interact with each other in increasingly complicated ways.

Transnational governance actors and institutions interact with each other in increasingly complicated ways, from cooperation to competition, convergence to conflict, and coordination to chaos.

As transnational efforts to regulate human activity proliferate across a wide range of policy domains, the governance actors and institutions involved interact with each other in increasingly complicated ways, from cooperation to competition, convergence to conflict, and coordination to chaos.

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    Rolling out new TBGI Project working papers

    The summer of 2018 was busy for the TBGI project. Stepan Wood, Errol Meidinger, Burkard Eberlein, Rebecca Schmidt and Ken Abbott were hard at work finalizing an edited collection of papers exploring the question of how, when and by whom transnational governance interactions can be harnessed to enhance the quality of regulation and advance the interests of marginalized actors. Continue reading

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    ECPR Regulatory Governance Panel 2018

    Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Enhancing Regulatory Capacity, Ratcheting up Standards and Empowering Marginalized Actors

    ECPR Reg Gov Panel 2018 | ECPR Regulatory Governance Standing Group Conference, Lausanne| July 4, 2018

    This panel session presented drafts of chapters to be included in the forthcoming edited book, Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Empowering Marginalized Actors and Enhancing Regulatory Quality (edited by Stepan Wood and others; published by Edward Elgar). Continue reading

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    LSA Panel 2018

    Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Improving the Quality of Transnational Regulation and Empowering Marginalized Actors

    LSA Panel 2018 | Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Toronto | June 7, 2018

    This panel asked whether and how competition, coordination, conflict and other interactive dynamics in
    transnational regulatory governance can be harnessed to enhance the quality of regulation and empower
    structurally weaker actors. Continue reading

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    ISEAL Brainstorming Session 2016

    The Impacts of Sustainability Standards: Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Priority Questions

    ISEAL Brainstorming Session 2016 | York University, Toronto | May 17, 2016

    This was a public brainstorming session at York University on the ISEAL Alliance’s draft Collaborative Research Agenda, with Vidya Rangan and Lara Koritzke of the ISEAL Alliance. Continue reading

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    York Workshop 2016

    Theorizing Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Design, Structures, Mechanisms and Impacts

    York U Workshop 2016 | York University, Toronto | May 16-17, 2016

    This international, interdisciplinary research workshop brought together 33 researchers and practitioners from ten countries to build and debate theories of transnational business governance interactions. Continue reading

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    Join an international, interdisciplinary workshop on theorizing transnational business governance interactions

    On May 16 and 17, 2016, York University will host an international workshop on transnational business governance interactions (TBGI)–the somewhat awkward moniker my colleagues and I attach to the complex range of cooperation, competition, conflict, convergence and divergence that is emerging among the many transnational programs that have proliferated to manage and regulate aspects of global business, from accounting standards to internet privacy, and from forestry to coffee. Continue reading

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    LSE Workshop 2015

    Transnational Business Governance Interactions:
    Future Directions

    LSE Workshop 2015 | London School of Economics, UK | September 23, 2015

    The LSE Workshop 2015, chaired by Julia Black, brought together 10 scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and a practitioner to discuss promising directions for transnational business governance interactions research. The discussions specifically addressed possible future directions for the TBGI research project. Continue reading

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    LSA Panel 2015

    Dilemmas of Private Governance for Public Purposes

    LSA Panel 2015 | Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Seattle | May 29, 2015

    The LSA Panel 2015, chaired by Errol Meidinger, took place at the 39th annual meeting of The Law and Society Association (LSA), an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts. Continue reading

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    Buffalo Workshop 2015

    Transnational Business Governance Interactions
    Graduate Student Research Retreat

    Buffalo Workshop 2014 | Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy | November 1-2, 2014

    In this two-day retreat, seven masters and doctoral students from Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Freiburg met with Professor Margaret Shannon (University Freiburg) and TBGI project leaders Stepan Wood and Errol Meidinger to present and discuss empirical case studies applying the TBGI analytical framework. Continue reading

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