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Policy transfer and accession: a comparison of three international governmental organisations

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Carroll, PGH, Policy transfer and accession: a comparison of three international governmental organisations, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16, (3) pp. 280-296. ISSN 1387-6988 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 The Editor, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice

DOI: doi:10.1080/13876988.2013.836782

Abstract

ABSTRACT This article compares the extent of policy transfer related to the accession processes of three international governmental organisations (IGOs), the European Union (EU), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It is argued that this is necessary as there is a tendency for studies of IGOs as agents of transfer to focus primarily upon the transfer that occurs after a state has acceded to membership, neglecting the extent of transfer that can take place during the accession process. The key findings are: one, policy transfer occurs during the accession process in all three organisations and, to varying extents, in all three stages of the accession process; two, the extent of transfer varies by accession stage and over time for all three organisations; three, the greatest extent of transfer occurs in the pre-accession and formal accession stages; four, the greater the degree of isomorphism between an applicant’s policies and institutions and those of the IGO, the less the extent of policy transfer in the accession process.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:transfer sources, accession, international organisations
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and Politics
Objective Field:Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
Author:Carroll, PGH (Professor Peter Carroll)
ID Code:87754
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Accounting and Corporate Governance
Deposited On:2013-12-04
Last Modified:2015-02-24
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