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Workshop “The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation” (Dublin, Oct 11 and 12, 2013)

Earlier this year, I was invited to participate in the international workshop “The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation“, to be held in Dublin on October 11th and 12 th, 2013. I really prefer workshops to the larger version of academic conferences, as they tend to be more intimate and more conducive to feedback and discussions.

The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation Workshop (Dublin Oct 11 and 12, 2013)

Fabrizio Caffagi (EUI/Trento), the leader of the Hiil Transnational Private Regulation Project

I have been studying transnational advocacy networks for a long while now, and I wanted to explore whether the two empirical case studies of North American environmental policy that I have studied the most (the Citizen Submission on Enforcement Matters mechanism and the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry Project, both of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America) would withstand the scrutiny of a new theoretical framework, transnational private regulation. My paper is titled “Transnational Private Environmental Regulation in North America: Just
How Much Power do Private Actors Have?

TPRDublin13 Workshop

I was in Dublin last week (I just arrived today, via Madrid and Mexico City) and I’m still a bit jet-lagged (I touched five countries in this trip – England, the US, Spain, Ireland and of course Mexico). The feedback I received on my paper was excellent and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the participants. One of the participants I was looking forward to meet the most was David Vogel from Berkeley, whose work I’ve followed for a long while, since I was a PhD student!

TPRDublin13 Workshop

Also, since Colin Scott also tweets, finally someone live-tweeted one of my papers! (I’m usually the one doing the live-tweeting). You can read some of the discussion by following the Storify of the hashtag #TPRDublin13.

Thanks to UCD Law, the organizers, and Nova UCD for being the most gracious hosts. And to the participants for a fantastic workshop.

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