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Private Authority and Public Policy in Global Context: Two International Workshops


Whereas states were once the primary rule makers in the international system,increasingly many of the norms and rules through which humans manage complex global environmental, social, and economic problems are created both by and for non-state actors. Scholars are recognizing that to better understand the effects of private governance, attention must be turned from assessing the legitimacy and authority of private governance, to examining its interactions with traditional state-led public policy. There is now a burgeoning interest in theorizing, and empirically assessing, how the expanded political authority of businesses and civil society organizations will impact the traditional authority of states. The network opens the possibility of collaboration between CBS scholars (PhD &Post-doctoral Fellows and professors) and a network of USA-based scholars at Yale and beyond.


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International Network Programme

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Yale University



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