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The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation
 - Call for Papers

The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation - Call for Papers

11-12 October


This conference will be the final event associated with the project on Transnational Private Regulation, led by Fabrizio Cafaggi (EUI), Colin Scott (UCD) and Linda Senden (Utrecht University) and funded by the Hague Institute for Internationalization of Law. The aim of the conference will be to disseminate key findings of the research and to engage with the wider scholarly community with interests in transnational private regulation and to work towards a special issue of a leading journal in the field.

The emergence of transnational private regulation has been a central theme of international governance in the past decade. Central questions in research in the field include the conditions under which transnational private regulation emerges, how such regimes develop and sustain their legitimacy, relationships of regimes to state actors, issues of effects and effectiveness of regimes, the management of enforcement and compliance, and assurances of quality. Previous special issues/symposia associated with the project have addressed some of these themes (Journal of Law and Society, 2011, European Journal of International Law, 2012).

For this final conference we invite contributions from scholars involved with investigating any area/sector of transnational private regulation and paper proposals which address one or more of the following themes

  • Regulatory Modes and Instruments in Transnational Private Regulation including but not limited to Meta-Regulation, Contracts, Co-Regulation
  • Regulatory Effects and Effectiveness, including assessment of outputs and outcomes
  • Regulatory Quality in Transnational Private Regulation including impact assessment and performance evaluation

Please submit details of name, institution, email address, paper title and a 300 word abstract to reggov@ucd.ie by 14 June 2013. Selection of proposals will be notified by the end of June 2013. The organisers will cover costs of economy travel and accommodation for those selected to present papers.