The rise of the regulatory state of the South : infrastructure and development in emerging economies
- 1st ed.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xii, 305 p. ; 24 cm.
- Law and global governance.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The rise of the regulatory state of the south / Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan
- Global water governance and the rise of the constitutional regulatory state in Columbia / René Urueña
- Understanding the Egyptian regulatory state : independent regulators in theory and practice / Ahmed Badran
- Bureaucratic resistance to regulatory reforms : contrasting experiences in electricity and telecommunications in Brazil / Mariana Mota Prado
- Regulating through the back door : understanding the implications of institutional transfer / Navroz K. Dubash
- The regulatory state under stress : economic shocks and regulatory bargaining in the Argentine electricity and water sectors / Alison E. Post and M. Victoria Murillo
- Judiciaries as crucial actors in regulatory systems of the global south : the Indian judiciary and telecom regulation (1991-2012) / Arun K. Thiruvengadam and Piyush Joshi
- Regulatory mobilization and service delivery at the edge of the regulatory state / Nai Rui Chng
- Regulatory state with dirigiste characteristics : variegated pathways of regulatory governance / Kanishka Jayasuriya
- Institutional challenges to the regulatory state in the developing world / Jacint Jordana
- The peripheral regulatory state / Michael W. Dowdle
- The regulatory state goes south in the south / Lant Pritchett
- The regulatory state and the developmental state : towards polymorphic comparative capitalism / David Levi-Faur
- Institutional development and the regulatory state of the south / Roselyn Hsueh
- Roles of law in the regulatory state of the south / Benedict Kingsbury and Megan Donaldson
- Civil society and the regulatory state of the south / Kathryn Hochstetler
- The embedded regulatory state : between rules and deals / Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan.
- Publisher's Summary
- The 1990s and 2000s have witnessed a spurt of energetic institution-building in the developing world, as regulatory agencies emerge to take over the role of the executive in key sectors. This rise of the regulatory state of the south is barely noticed both by scholars of regulation and of development, let alone adequately documented and theorized. Yet the consequences for the role of the state and modalities of governance in the south are substantial, as politically charged decisions are handed over to formally technocratic agencies, creating new arenas and forms of contestation over the gains and losses from development decisions. Moreover, this shift in the developing world comes at a time when the regulatory state in the north is under considerable stress from the global financial crisis. Understanding the regulatory state of the south, and particularly forms of accommodation to political pressures, could stimulate a broader conversation around the role of the regulatory state in both north and south. This volume seeks to provoke such a discussion by empirically exploring the emergence of regulatory agencies of a range of developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The cases focus on telecommunications, electricity, and water: sectors that have often been at the frontlines of this transition. The central question for the volume is: Are there distinctive features of the regulatory state of the South, shaped by the political-economic context of the global south in the last two decades? To assist in exploring this question, the volume includes brief commentaries on the case studies from a range of disciplines: development economics, law and regulation, development sociology, and comparative politics. Collectively, the volume seeks to shape the contours of a productive inter-disciplinary conversation on the emergence of a significant empirical phenomenon - the rise of regulatory agencies in the developing world - with implications both for the study of regulation and the study of development.
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- edited by Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan.
- Law and global governance series