“International Regimes: From Public-Intergovernmental to Public-Private Transnational Arenas
João Paulo Cândia Veiga, Murilo Alves Zacareli

The international regimes have been developed to understand the cooperation in a more integrated and multipolar international system. Its empirical application in the history of international relations has been successful both in the range of topics and in the theoretical and methodological questions that the concept evokes. Changes produced in the international political economy of the 1970s explain the rise of the international regimes as an analytical tool to understand the course of history from the perspective of the international relations. Similarly, the rise of non-state actors and the establishment of transnational arenas have made the concept of international regimes obsolete. This article is aimed at the three dysfunctional elements to the concept of international regime: the rise of non-state actors, the establishment of transnational arenas, and more complex and opaque decisionmaking processes, the result of an international system less hierarchical and more diffuse in its constituent elements.

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