Pushing against globalisation: Understanding how state and non-state actors in socialist transforming East Asia shape global laws and regulations

  • Gillespie, John (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Peerenboom, Randall (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Regulators in China and Vietnam are struggling to reconcile global legal standards and processes with diverse domestic regulatory interests and practices. Research shows that non-state actors such as businesses, professional bodies, NGOs, and the citizenry are playing an increasingly vital role in shaping how states engage global forces. This project will develop theoretical alternatives to existing research that undervalues the role of non-state actors. It will produce a new analytical model that explains how and why state and non-state actors come together to adapt and implement global legal standards and processes and ultimately generate more accurate ways of forecasting the effectiveness of domestic responses to legal globalisation.
Effective start/end date15/01/0930/12/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$141,056.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$65,944.00
  • La Trobe University