Does legal or structural similarity breed equivalent

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Does legal or structural similarity breed equivalent outcomes? Educational policy & enrollments example If no, then why should we care? If only on paper why would it be important? – global cultural pressures - conformity of practice - – people do what they should Where does Global Culture come from? Mostly our “core” countries Role of science (Meyer 2004:46) How does this actually work? Conditions for joining regional bodies Example: The Eurozone Example: NAFTA (ejidos) November 4, 2015 Reading assignments:  1. Henisz, Witold J., Bennet A. Zelner and Mauro F. Guill é n. 2005. “The Worldwide Diffusion of Market-Oriented  Infrastructure Reform, 1977–1999” American Sociological Review 70(6): 871-97 Case Study: Elections & Norms of “Good Governance” What’ a good election? What’s Not a good election? Case Study: Elections and Norms
Are global norms of good governance effective at improving elections? Data: 119 countries from 1990-2007 Information on elections, enforcement, and results of enforcement Findings: Global norms work to improve elections when they are enforced Election monitoring is key All kinds of monitoring work, but not all work equally well… Shaming and diplomatic engagement vs. conditionality Boli & Thomas Research questions? What do INGOs tell us about world culture?
What is world culture as carried by INGOs?
Research question:
“Why do countries differ so much in the extent to which they adopt neoliberal, maket-oriented reform in their infrastructure industries? (abstract 871)
What kind of reforms?
What kind of international pressures?
November 9, 2015 Reading assignments:  1. Regnault, Madina. 2011. “Converting (or Not) Cultural Wealth into Tourism Profits: Case Studies of Reunion Island and  Mayotte.” Pp. 156-174 in The Cultural Wealth of Nations, edited by Nina Bandelj and Frederick F. Wherry. Stanford, CA:  Stanford University Press.  2. Ponte, Stefano and Benoit Daviron. 2011. “Creating and Controlling Symbolic Value: The Case of South African Wine.” Pp.

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