The OECD and the reconfiguration of the state in emerging economies: Manufacturing 'regulatory capacity'

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Abstract

This article explores attempts to construct 'regulatory capacity' in developing countries, focusing on the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its role as an international standard-setting institution in regulatory governance. The article explores how the construction of specific forms of regulatory capacity, and attempts to orchestrate the adoption of regulatory reform agendas in emerging economies, reflect broader processes of political-policy transfer that impact state capacity and the ability of developing states to manage economic development. By analysing the OECD's engagement practices with third party organizations such as APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization) and ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and its specific engagement with emerging economies through country 'reviews' and 'audits', the author explores the implications for state capacity in terms of the adoption of regulatory systems of governance. Copyright © 2017 International Institute of Social Studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1386-1416
JournalDevelopment and Change
Volume48
Issue number6
Early online dateSep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Jarvis, D. S. L. (2017). The OECD and the reconfiguration of the state in emerging economies: Manufacturing 'regulatory capacity'. Development and Change, 48(6), 1386-1416.

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