Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-329) and index.
1. Understanding regulation and legitimation : the challenges for transnational law -- 2. The selective absence of the state : delegating responsibility for mining and community conflicts -- 3. Transnational law-making in a global policy arena : addressing mining and community conflicts -- 4. The world bank safeguard policy regime : a globalising regulatory model -- 5. Communities and corporations -- 6. Case study : Antamina in San Marcos -- 7. Assessing the World Bank safeguard policy -- 8. Transnational law and democratic governance.