Governing through standards: Origins, drivers and limitations

Stefano. Ponte, Peter. Gibbon, Jakob Vestergaard (Redaktør)

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Governing through standards - rather than through law and regulation - is one of the central trends that has emerged in industrialized countries since the 1980s. This collection explains how and why standards are used as governance tools, how they are internally governed, and what effects they have in the real world. An interdisciplinary group of scholars examines standards in banking and accounting, quality management and organizational social responsibility, and sustainability standards. Applying theoretical frameworks within political economy and governmentality studies, the contributors analyze how governing through standards differs from other types of regulation. Finally, they shed light on the origins and drivers behind standards and the limitations of using standards as a governance tool. -- Book Cover.
UdgivelsesstedHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Trykt)9780230295407
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Standards
  • Economic governance

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