The Regulatory State In An Age Of Governance: Soft Words and Big Sticks

Hardcover | September 20, 2007

byR. King

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This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state and governance. It examines both key concepts and theories and important policy domains, and utilises comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. A critical theme is consideration of whether the regulatory state that has developed in recent decades, often as an accompaniment to marketization public policies, is an authoritarian or a liberalizing mode of governance.

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This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state and governance. It examines both key concepts and theories and important policy domains, and utilises comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. A critical theme is consideration of whether the regulatory state that has developed in recent decades,...

ROGER KING is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information at The Open University and a Higher Education Consultant. Previously he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (now Lincoln). He writes and researches on comparative policymaking and regulatory governance.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 20, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230500390

ISBN - 13:9780230500396

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PART 1: ANALYZING THE REGULATORY STATE * Regulation as a Mode of Governance * The Development of the Regulatory State in the UK * Governance in the Regulatory State * The European Regulatory State * Transnational Regulatory Governance * PART 2: THE DIFFERENT WORLDS OF THE REGULATORY STATE: POLICY DOMAINS IN THE UK * Higher Education: The Ambiguous Regulatory State * Healthcare: The Insuring Regulatory State * Accountancy and Law: The Private Regulatory State * Conclusion