A Reader on Regulation

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

EditorRobert Baldwin, Colin Scott, Christopher Hood

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Regulation has become a key form of state activity and an area of burgeoning academic concern, both in Public Law and Economics. This collection makes available to the reader a number of indispensable readings. The text considers the central topics of regulation and looks to theory as well as practice, enforcement as well as rule-making, and supra-national as well as domestic concerns. Particular attention is paid to the ways that regulatory developments can be explained, the choices of technique thatconfront regulators and the varieties of regulatory style that are encountered within and between different regimes. The introductory essay considers the maturation of regulation both as a practice and as a discipline. it examines regulation as a topic for study, reviews major developments in regulation and outlines central themes. This book is intended as a resource for upper-level undergraduate students and teachers of regulation as part of degree courses in law, economics, business, public policy and politics, but also for those involved in or subject to regulation on a daily basis.

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Regulation has become a key form of state activity and an area of burgeoning academic concern, both in Public Law and Economics. This collection makes available to the reader a number of indispensable readings. The text considers the central topics of regulation and looks to theory as well as practice, enforcement as well as rule-makin...

Robert Baldwin is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics where he teaches Regulation, Public Law and Criminal Law. He has previously worked at the universities of Aberdeen, Oxford and Brunel and has acted as a consultant on regulation to such bodies as the Health and Safety Executive, the Commission of the European Commun...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Regulation Grows Up: Into its Prime or Mid-Life Crisis?PART 1: REGULATORY ORIGINS AND REFORMStephen Breyer: Typical Justifications for RegulationSam Peltzman: The Economic Theory of Regulation after a Decade of DeregulationLeigh Hancher and Michael Moran: Toni Makkai and John Braithwaite: In and Out of the Revolving Door: Making Sense of Regulatory CaptureGiandomenico Majone: The Rise of the Regulatory State in EuropePART 2: STANDARD SETTING AND RULE CHOICESColin Diver: The Optimal Precision of Administrative RulesKristin Shrader-Frechette: Uncertainty and the Producer StrategyKeith Hawkins: Law as Last ResortSteven Shavell: The Optimal Structure of Law EnforcementNancy Reichman: Moving Backstage: Uncovering the Role of Compliance Practices in Shaping Regulatory PolicyPART 3: VARIETIES OF REGULATORY STYLES AND TECHNIQUESTerence Daintith: Legal Measures and their AnalysisAnthony Ogus: Rethinking Self-RegulationGunther Teubner: PART 4: VARIETIES OF REGULATORY SCALEJeanne-Mey Sun and Jacques Pelkmans: Regulatory CompetitionPART 5: VARIETY IN ACCOUNTING FOR REGULATIONJames Freedman: Crisis and Legitimacy in the administrative process: a historical perspectiveCosmo Graham: Is there a Crisis in Regulatory Accountability?

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"Excellent collection of articles", Dr Abdullah Khan, Free University of Amsterdam