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Matthew Potoski

Matthew Potoski is Associate Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University and coauthor (with Aseem Prakash) of The Voluntary Environmentalists: Green Clubs, ISO 14001, and Voluntary Environmental Regulations.

Titles by This Editor

A Club Theory Perspective

The recent growth of voluntary programs has attracted the attention of policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, and scholars. Thousands of firms around the world participate in these programs, in which members agree to undertake socially beneficial actions that go beyond the requirements of government regulations, such as following labor codes in the apparel industry, adhering to international accounting standards, and adopting internal environmental management systems. This book analyzes the efficacy of a variety of voluntary programs using a club theory, political-economy framework.