Global-Local Interaction in Cross-Border Governance
Sigrid Quack and Olga Malets, Technische Universität München
Transnational institutional development, by definition, involves interaction between a diverse range of actors who are situated in local as well as global fields of action. This project addresses how different types of global-local interaction, such as trickle-down and trickle-up effects or recursive feedback, shape governance trajectories. The aim is to develop a theoretical framework to synthesize results from the research groups' longitudinal and multi-level analyses in different governance fields. These fields include: accounting standards, copyright and patent regulation, forest certification, conservation rules, labor standards, and microfinance. Empirical studies of these fields are to be published in an edited volume. Project duration: April 2012 to March 2014.
Malets, Olga, 2011: From Transnational Voluntary Standards to Local Practices: A Case Study of Forest Certification in Russia. MPIfG Discussion Paper 11/7. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
Malets, Olga/Sigrid Quack, 2012: Projecting the Local into the Global: Trajectories of Participation in Transnational Standard-Setting. Paper published on SSRN. Forthcoming 2013 in: Gili Drori/Markus Höllerer/Peter Walgenbach (eds.), Organizations and Managerial Ideas: Global Themes and Local Variations. London: Routledge.