Rebecca Schmidt

Dr.

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Biography

Rebecca Schmidt obtained a PhD from the European University Institute and an LLM in International and Legal Studies from New York University. Before starting her current position, she held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin, and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship within the Transnational Business Governance Interactions Project (at Osgoode Hall Law School and at SUNY Buffalo). She was also visiting fellow in the GlobalTrust Project at Tel Aviv University. In her research Rebecca examines a key feature of globalisation, the rise of regulation beyond the state. She focuses on the emergence of transnational regulatory cooperation between public and private actors, and in particular the interplay between expertise-driven private regulation and more traditional political authority in multi-level transnational regulatory networks.

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Regulatory Integration Across Borders: Public–Private Cooperation in Transnational Regulation.
Rebecca Schmidt (2018) Regulatory Integration Across Borders: Public–Private Cooperation in Transnational Regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Local Practices, Transnational Solutions? The Role of Host Cities in the Cyclic Process of Environmental Regulation of Sports Mega-Events'
Rebecca Schmidt (2019) 'Local Practices, Transnational Solutions? The Role of Host Cities in the Cyclic Process of Environmental Regulation of Sports Mega-Events' In: Transnational Business Governance Interactions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Enhancing Regulatory Capacity, Ratcheting up Standards and Empowering Marginalized Actors
Stepan Wood, Kenneth Abbott, Burkard Eberlein, Errol Meidinger, and Rebecca Schmidt (Ed.). (2019) Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Enhancing Regulatory Capacity, Ratcheting up Standards and Empowering Marginalized Actors Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Protecting the Environment through Sports? Public-Private Cooperation for Regulatory Resources and International Law'
Rebecca Schmidt (2017) 'Protecting the Environment through Sports? Public-Private Cooperation for Regulatory Resources and International Law'. European Journal of International Law, 28 (4):1341-1366 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Private Actors and Public Practices in Global Administrative Law'
Rebecca Schmidt (2015) 'Private Actors and Public Practices in Global Administrative Law' Revista Eletrónica de Direito Público, 6 . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Transnational Private Regulation – OECD Case Study.
Fabrizio Cafaggi, Andrea Renda, and Rebecca Schmidt (2013) Transnational Private Regulation – OECD Case Study. International Regulatory Co-operation: Case Studies, Paris. [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
2018 Sports anti-doping bodies won’t reform themselves, but nation states can break the deadlock.
Slobodan Tomic and Rebecca Schmidt (2018) Sports anti-doping bodies won’t reform themselves, but nation states can break the deadlock. Online Article [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2018 Local Practices, Transnational Solutions? The Role of Host Cities in the Cyclic Process of Environmental Regulation of Sports Mega-Events.
Rebecca Schmidt (2018) Local Practices, Transnational Solutions? The Role of Host Cities in the Cyclic Process of Environmental Regulation of Sports Mega-Events. Working Paper [Details]
2013 The ISO 26000 Process as a Model for Public-Private Cooperation in a Fragmented Transnational Regulatory Space.
Rebecca Schmidt (2013) The ISO 26000 Process as a Model for Public-Private Cooperation in a Fragmented Transnational Regulatory Space. Working Paper [Details]

Research Interests

My  research agenda seeks to develop a better understanding of multi-level regulatory networks, and in particular their legal implications. The innovative character of these networks is their multi-stakeholder set-up, linking expertise driven private (industry-based) authority with more traditional forms of local, national or international political authority. They also function as systematic change agents, meaning that they transform the governing and legal systems set around the issue areas on which they focus. From a legal perspective, these structures provide many challenges. In my research I approach those challenges using national administrative law and international law as a starting point.  

Teaching Interests

International Law, Regulation and Governance, Transnational Regulation, Public Policy, Sports Law and Regulation, International Mooting Competitions

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Public Policy Analysis I LG5003Public Policy Analysis I
2019 Public International Law LG120Public International Law
2019 Jurisprudence LG327Jurisprudence