Transnational Elites Involved in Institution Building

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This panel examines the process whereby transnational state elites shape regional and international institutions and how these institutions affect, in turn, the prospects of national and regional development. As national elites become increasingly involved in international networks and fields of power they tend to shift the locus of authority and control of public policies away from the national state changing their preferences, practices, identities and loyalties. This is, however, a very hierarchical process with a differentiated impact across regions and countries.