- Code REGN8054
- Unit Value 3 units
- Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject RegNet
- Areas of interest Development Studies, International Relations, Law, Policy Studies, Politics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Susan Sell
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Winter Session 2021
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This course is available for remote (online) learning only.
Global business regulation always addresses competing principles and such regulation has distributive implications that create winners and losers. How do policymakers manage contested approaches to business regulation? Whose interests enjoy prominence when devising regulation? Who decides which institutions should administer business regulations? Who has access to these institutions? To what extent does power shape regulatory outcomes? Drawing on insights from political science, legal and regulatory scholarship the course will examine debates over theories of corporate power, competition policy, intellectual property, emerging technologies, global value chains, food regulation, platform capitalism and corporate social responsibility.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Compare and contrast different approaches to regulating global business
- Critically engage with contemporary debates over business regulation
- Demonstrate the ability to analyse value trade-offs in regulating global business
- Critically analyse diverse approaches to regulating emerging technologies
- Active participation in class (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Policy brief (max. 1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class presentation (10) [LO 2]
- Research Essay (max. 2,000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 60 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Actual time required may vary with individual students.
None, all readings are available on Wattle
- Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods, 2009. “In Whose Benefit? Explaining Regulatory Change”, in Mattli and Woods eds., The Politics of Global Regulation, Princeton: Princeton University Press: 1-43.
- Paul Almond and Judith van Erp, 2020. “Regulation and Governance versus Criminology: Disciplinary Divides, Intersections, and Opportunities”, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 14: 167-183
- Grace Ballor and Aydin Yildrum, 2020. “Multinational Corporations and the Politics of International Trade in Multidisciplinary Perspective”, Business and Politics, Vol. 22(4): 573-586
- Iain Osgood ,2021. “Vanguards of Globalization: Organization and Political Action among America’s Pro-Trade Firms”, Business and Politics, Vol. 23(1): 1-35
- Susan K. Sell, 2010. “The Rise and Rule of a Trade-Based Strategy: Historical Institutionalism and the International Regulation of Intellectual Property”, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 17(4): 762-790.
- Susan K. Sell and Aseem Prakash, 2004. “Using Ideas Strategically: The Contest between Business and NGO Networks in Intellectual Property Rights”, International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 48: 143-175.
- C. Hawkes, et. al, 2015. “Smart Food Policy for Obesity Prevention”, The Lancet, Vol. 385, June 13: 2410-2421.
- David Vogel, 2009. “The Private Regulation of Global Corporate Conduct”, in Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods, eds. The Politics of Global Regulation, Princeton: Princeton University Press: 151-188.
- Alvise Favotto and Kelly Kollman, 2021. “Mixing Business with Politics: Does Corporate Social Responsibility End Where Lobbying Transparency Begins?”, Regulation & Governance Vol. 15: 262-279.
- Virginia Haufler, 2018. “Producing Global Governance in the Global Factory: Markets, Politics, and Regulation”, Global Policy, Vol. 9(1): 114-120
- K. Sabeel Rahman and Kathleen Thelen, 2019. “The Rise of the Platform Business Model and the Transformation of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism”, Politics & Society, Vol. 47(2): 177-204.
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