Transnational Governance and South American Politics

The Political Economy of Norms

  • Alejandro M. Peña

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-265

About this book


This book examines the interface between transnational private governance and domestic politics in South America.  It explores the social and political factors that condition how ‘global’ private norms, discourses, and initiatives dealing with sustainability and CSR regulation are engaged with, hybridized, and challenged by local actors in Argentina and Brazil. Inverting the conventional approach to global governance studies, it unpacks the complex forms in which domestic political-cultural elements embed global norms and discourses with meaning and mobilizing power, conditioning their appeal to potential participants and supporters. In doing so, the author illuminates the ‘receiving side’ of private regulation and governance, developing a nuanced understanding of transnational norm diffusion wherein political and ideational factors in the global South are granted primacy over global structures, processes, and agents. 


Global Governance Private Regulation Sustainability CSR Standards Political Culture Argentina Brazil economy political economy political science politics science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Alejandro M. Peña
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUnited Kingdom

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