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The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South
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The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies

Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan


The 1990s and 2000s have witnessed a spurt of energetic institution-building in the developing world, as regulatory agencies emerged to take over the role of the executive in key sectors. This rise of the regulatory state of the south is barely noticed both by scholars of regulation and of development, let alone adequately documented and theorized. Yet the consequences for the role of the state and modalities of governance in the south are substantial, as politically charged decisions are handed over to formally technocratic agencies, creating new arenas and forms of contestation over the gain ... More

Keywords: institution-building, regulatory agencies, regulatory state, governance, technocratic agencies, financial crisis, Asia, Africa, Latin America, telecommunications

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Navroz K. Dubash, editor
Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Bronwen Morgan, editor
Professor of Law, University of New South Wales School of Law

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1 The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South1

Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan

Part I Case Studies

Part II Commentaries

15 Roles of Law in the Regulatory States of the South

Benedict Kingsbury and Megan Donaldson


17 The Embedded Regulatory State: Between Rules and Deals

Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan

End Matter