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Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power

Abraham L. Newman and Elliot Posner


From home mortgages to iPhones, basic elements of our daily lives depend on international markets. The astonishing complexity of these exchanges may seem ungoverned. Yet the global economy remains deeply bound by rules. Far from the staid world of treaties and state-to-state diplomacy, governance increasingly relies on a different class of international market regulation—soft law—composed of voluntary standards, best practices, and recommended guidance created by a motley assortment of organizations. Voluntary Disruptions argues that international soft law is deeply political, shaping the winn ... More

Keywords: soft law, finance, global governance, financial regulation, transnational regulation, international financial architecture, derivatives, Dodd-Frank Act, Institute for International Finance, Financial Services Action Plan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abraham L. Newman, author
Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department, Georgetown University

Elliot Posner, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University