Regulation: The Social Control of Business between Law and Politics

Hardcover | April 22, 2000

byMichael Clarke

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Regulation has been stimulated by industrialization and particularly by the advent of the consumer economy. The book draws on international scholarship in sociology, political science, law, and economics on the working and regulation, both public and private, in many areas of business to map the reality of regulation, and to identify why it sometimes fails and how it can succeed.

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Regulation has been stimulated by industrialization and particularly by the advent of the consumer economy. The book draws on international scholarship in sociology, political science, law, and economics on the working and regulation, both public and private, in many areas of business to map the reality of regulation, and to identify w...

Michael Clarke is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Liverpool

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.9 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312231040

ISBN - 13:9780312231040

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Table of Contents

The Rise of the Regulatory Society * Private Regulation: From the Acceptable to the Unacceptable Face of Capitalism * The Professions * State Regulation: Achieving Ascendancy * Compliance and Enforcement * Ineffective Regulation * International Regulation * The Future of Regulation

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This is a well-written, intelligent review of regulation, with a liberal, optimistic bias.
-Contemporary Sociology, Laureen Snider