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Interactions, iteration and early institutionalization: Competing lessons of GLOBALGAP’s legitimation

Casey, Donal (2019) Interactions, iteration and early institutionalization: Competing lessons of GLOBALGAP’s legitimation. In: Wood, Stepan and Schmidt, Rebecca and Meidinger, Errol and Eberlein, Burkard and Abbott, Kenneth W., eds. Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Advancing Marginalized Actors and Enhancing Regulatory Quality. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 183-206. ISBN 978-1-78811-472-1. E-ISBN 978-1-78811-473-8. (doi:10.4337/9781788114738) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Since its inception, GLOBALGAP has transformed from an informal grouping of retailers into a highly elaborate regulatory organization. This chapter critically examines GLOBALGAP’s development. It argues that, through an iterative process of legitimation, actual and anticipated interactions with state, market and civil society actors led GLOBALGAP to develop structures, practices and processes that sought to enhance representation and participation of structurally weaker parties such as smallholders, while also addressing concerns relating to the exclusionary effect of its standards. It traces how, as non-state regulatory organizations emerge and develop, they respond to actual and anticipated governance interactions to build, maintain and repair their legitimacy. Crucially, early institutionalization confers power on particular actors, crystallizes an organization’s identity and lays foundations for the achievement of its goals. Consequently, the enduring nature of early institutionalization can temper the potential for governance interactions to advance democracy, justice and fairness within non-state regulatory organizations.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4337/9781788114738
Uncontrolled keywords: Food regulation, legitimacy, democratization, early institutionalization, private regulation, GLOBALGAP, transnational business governance interactions, logic of control, logic of empowerment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Donal Casey
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 08:30 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 11:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76918 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Casey, Donal: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9023-5836
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