The Politics Of Regulation: Institutions and Regulatory Reforms for the Age of Governance (The Crc Series on Competition, Regulation and Development)ISBN: 1843764644;
Book DescriptionThis book suggests that the scope and breadth of regulatory reforms since the mid-1980s and particularly during the 1990s, are so striking that they necessitate a reappraisal of current approaches to the study of the politics of regulation. The authors call for the adoption of different and fresh perspectives to examine this area. The contributors to this volume analyze how regulatory regimes that were once peculiar to the US and a few industries have, in recent years, come to definethe best practice of governance over the world capitalist economy and over numerous social and economic sectors. They go on to suggest various explanations for the expansion of regulatory institutions, addressing some of the most critical problems and offering new methodological techniques to enable further study. The contributions also provide distinct cross-national and cross-sectoral comparative approaches, and emphasize the changes in the economic and social context of regulation...
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