"The first study of its kind, the book offers a theory of legal change to explain why global-local tensions produce implementation gaps. Through its analysis of globalization, this book has lessons for international organizations and developing and transitional economies the world over."— Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
"Halliday and Carruthers's book will take tis place as part of a growing tradition of work dissecting the emergence of a system of global economic governance that is redefining what 'world government" is likely to mean in the future. They are pushing forward a new tradition."—Peter Evans, American Journal of Sociology.
"Halliday and Carruthers explain how global organizations such as The World Bank and the UN developed international laws for corporate bankruptcy after the Asian Financial Crisis, and how policymakers have responded to these changes. Written for policymakers and economists for developing economies and international organizations, this volume examines how these institutions developed global standards and norms, and how countries such as Indonesia, Korea and China reacted."—Book News
"Halliday and Carruthers analyze the birth of international bankruptcy legislation in a truly expert fashion. Their engaging work will be of great importance for social scientists all over the world as well as for policyelites in the developing countries."—Richard Swedberg, Cornell University
"This is an impressive book revealing how global norms are generated and put into practice in different countries. Based on hundreds of interviews from around the world, it is extremely well researched and theoretically innovative. It speaks to those interested in globalization, international political economy, and institutional change. It moves well beyond conventional studies of global diffusion." —John L. Campbell, Dartmouth College and Copenhagen Business School