International 'standards' and international governance

@article{Abbott2001InternationalA,
  title={International 'standards' and international governance},
  author={K. Abbott and D. Snidal},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={345 - 370}
}
'Standards' are central mechanisms of international governance, but have different roles in various circumstances. These can be analyzed in terms of a simple typology.One key distinction is analytic: contrasting the Prisoners' Dilemma structure of traditional Pigovian externalities with the Coordination structure of network externalities. The second distinction is substantive: contrasting physical or technological externalities with externalities that arise in the creation of public policy. The… Expand
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