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Quand les normes font loi : topologie intégrée et processus différenciés de la normalisation internationale
International standardisation refers to voluntary technical specifications pertaining to the production and exchange of goods and services across borders. The paper outlines a theoretical framework which spells out the contention of emerging hybrid forms of non state authority in the global realm. It argues that international standardisation is confronted with a deep rift between promoters of further socialisation of international standards (i.e. a transfer of the universal scope of law into the official framework of standard-setting bodies) and multinational corporations in favour of globalisation of technical standards (i.e. universal recognition of minimal sectorial market-based standards). The problems related to the development of a possible ISO standard of system management in corporate social responsibility provides evidence of the argument.
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