Designing Institutions: The Role of the State in Voluntary Regulation

  • Marco Boggero


This chapter reviews voluntary regulation and the related changes in procurement policy of leading states. The effectiveness of voluntary regulation relies on the feedback between institutions and states interests. The question is problematized by using the IR concept of forum shopping suggesting that there is a relationship between the increased costs of shifting forum and the commitment of strong states to compliance. States’ incentives to shift forum would incur the opportunity cost associated with substituting across governance structures—that is, to articulate a new policy given an already existing one.


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  • Marco Boggero
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  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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