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Leonhard Dobusch, Philip Mader and Sigrid Quack (eds.)
Governance across Borders
Transnational Fields and Transversal Themes

Berlin: epubli GmbH, 2013, 367 p.





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Abstract | Contents | Editors | Reviews




Governance crosses and blurs borders: disciplinary, geographical, thematic, conceptual. This collection of 127 articles from fourteen different authors assembles incisive contributions on a variety of urgent questions of our age. What is global and what is local in contemporary capitalism? What makes markets tick? How can we regulate finance? Who owns knowledge? What makes expertise? How can we protect the environment and fight poverty? And many more. Structured around different themes, the book invites readers to browse and delve deeper into the issues researched and analyzed over the course of four years on the governance across borders blog.



About the Blog
About the Book
Transnational Studies and Governance
Accounting across Borders: Fairness, Fair Value and Financial Markets
Labour and Development: Standardising Progress?
Governing Our Environment: Standardising across Borders
Between Abolitionism and ACTA: Transnational Copyright #1
Private Protection and Enforcement: Transnational Copyright #2
Open Licensing and Open Business: Transnational Copyright #3
Copyright and Collective Goods: From Academia to Collecting Societies
Piracy, Pirates and Pirate Parties
Questioning Some Microcredit Myths
The State of Microfinance – in Research and in the Real World
The Andhra Pradesh Microfinance Crisis
Microfinance for Water: More Money, More Problems
Bordercrossing Books and Articles



Leonhard Dobusch is an assistant professor of organization theory at the Department of Management at Freie Universität Berlin. Currently, he is working on regulation and market institution building in the field of copyright, thereby focusing on the role of non-state actors. Recent empirical research projects include an investigation of the transnational organizational network around "Creative Commons" with Sigrid Quack, a paper on relevance and regulation of the digital Public Domain and a paper on cycles of transnational standardization processes together with Sebastian Botzem.
Philip Mader is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. During his studies at Sussex and Cambridge, he developed a keen interest in the transnational political-economic relations that govern development. He has worked in journalism, microfinance and ski-instructing. Building on fieldwork in Andhra Pradesh and a research semester at Harvard, he has written a dissertation on the political economy of microfinance and financialization, and the application of microfinance to financing public goods, particularly water and sanitation.
Sigrid Quack is head of the research group "Institution-building across Borders" at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Her research focuses on the problem-solving capacity of different forms of transnational governance, and in collaboration with other members of the group she is currently comparing standard setting in the fields of accounting, labour, copyright and environment. Previous work dealt with the internationalization of law firms (with Glenn Morgan), transnational law-making and globalization and institutions (with Marie-Laure Djelic). Sigrid is a long-standing and active member of the European Group of Organization Studies.



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