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The Limitations Of Comparative Institutional Analysis, Sadie Blanchard Jan 2018

The Limitations Of Comparative Institutional Analysis, Sadie Blanchard

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Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto became a sensation in 2009 because it promised that a simple technique could powerfully discipline decision-making. Gawande had saved lives using hospital checklists, and he argued that checklists could improve outcomes in other complicated endeavors. Checklists, he explained, “provide a kind of cognitive net. They catch mental flaws.” Neil Komesar’s method of comparative institutional analysis is by necessity messier than the checklist and does not claim to produce faultless policy-making. But Komesar similarly seeks to improve cognitive processing by imposing a disciplining framework on decision-making. Sergio Puig and Gregory Shaffer’s effort to introduce Komesar’s technique to …


Regulatory Takings In Institutional Context: Beyond The Fear Of Fragmented International Law, Steven R. Ratner Jan 2008

Regulatory Takings In Institutional Context: Beyond The Fear Of Fragmented International Law, Steven R. Ratner

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Claims of regulatory expropriation have been raised in diverse venues adjudicating international investment disputes Although a basic consensus position has emerged on a state's power to affect private property rights without compensation to investors, the legality of such actions will and should depend on the specific regime and institutional context in which they are appraised. A uniform doctrinal answer is thus impossible and undesirable, and many worries about fragmentation of international law are misplaced.