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Megaregulation Contested: Global Economic Ordering After TPP

Benedict Kingsbury, David M. Malone, Paul Mertenskötter, Richard B. Stewart, Thomas Streinz, and Atsushi Sunami


The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) of 2018 is the most far-reaching “megaregional” economic agreement in force. Japan, the largest economy among the eleven signatory countries, played a leading role in bringing CPTPP into being and in the decision largely to preserve in its provisions the stamp of the original US involvement before the Trump-era reversal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the first instance of “megaregulation”: a demanding combination of inter-state economic ordering and national regulatory governance on a highly ambitious su ... More

Keywords: megaregional agreements, regulation, trade, value chains, international institutions, economic governance, Asia-Pacific region, international economic law, labor, TPP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825296
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825296.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benedict Kingsbury, editor
Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law and director of the Institute for International Law and Justice, NYU Law

David M. Malone, editor
Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations University, Tokyo

Paul Mertenskötter, editor
Fellow, NYU Law

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1 Introduction: The Essence, Significance, and Problems of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Benedict Kingsbury, David M. Malone, Paul Mertenskötter, Richard B. Stewart, Thomas Streinz, and Atsushi Sunami

Part I Megaregulation, Geopolitics, and Ordering Projects

2 The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Megaregulation

Benedict Kingsbury, Paul Mertenskötter, Richard B. Stewart, and Thomas Streinz

Part II Contesting Megaregulation: Distribution, Inequality, and Development

Part III Transnational Business: Global Value Chains and the Digital Economy

Part IV Megaregulation, the Regulatory State, and the Market

20 Japan: Leveraging National Regulatory Reform and the Economic Modeling of Trade Agreements

Kenichi Kawasaki, Atsushi Sunami, Yoko Ikeda, and Michael C. Huang

21 Regulating Regulation: Impact Assessment and Trade

Michael Livermore and Jason Schwartz

Part V Megaregulatory Treaty Institutions

Part VI National Politics of Megaregulatory Agreements

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