20 May 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference: ‘The evolution of transnational private rule-makers: Understanding drivers and dynamics’ (Tilburg, 3-4 December 2020) (DEADLINE: 31 August 2020)

We learned of a conference at the University of Tilburg within the context of a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council titled ‘The resilience and evolution of voluntary economic activism and the role of law’ (REVEAL). Themes and topics include:

Themes and topics • Evolution in the form and content of standards (finance/manufacturing) • Theoretical approaches to evolving dynamics and resilience in private rule-making • External drivers and dynamics for the evolution of private standard-setters • Emergence and/or internal change of private standard-setters in connection to regulatory crises and policy failures • Role of industry and non-industry actors in the establishment of private standard-setters • Dynamics of cooperation and competition between private standard-setters and the role of policy change or external large-scale events • Monopolist standard-setters’ regulatory power and their influence on public authority • Interactions with national/regional legalregimes and their effects on public and private rules • Effects of international law on private regimes’ rules and procedure • Lobbying strategies by private standard-setters (both internally and vis-à-vis a supervisory authority/ies) • Mediation of interests between various stakeholder groups and outcomes of mediation within private standard-setters • Internal and organisational enablers of evolution and resilience of private standard-setters • Constraints and limits to the evolution and resilience of private standard-setters • Empirical accounts of survival strategies or discontinuance in private standard-setters • Effects and distributional implications of evolution and resilience in private rule-making

The full call can be found here

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