The Regulatory State In An Age Of Governance: Soft Words and Big Sticks by R. King

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

byR. King

Hardcover | September 20, 2007

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