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Managing Regulation

Managing Regulation

Regulatory Analysis, Politics and Policy

  • Author: Martin Lodge,Kai Wegrich
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137265523
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Regulation has become a central aspect of contemporary governance as a result of public management reforms over recent decades. Yet, for all its ubiquity, the ideas of regulation have become increasingly contested. Key failures in the regulation of areas such as financial markets, nuclear power and food safety have revealed limitations in strategies which were once praised as offering superior problem-solving solutions. This major new text introduces the issues which affect the design and operation of regulatory regimes, and assesses the different regulatory strategies which can be used to deal with real-world challenges. In doing so, it examines the most important areas in regulatory policy and reform, including rule-making and enforcement, better regulation, infrastructure regulation, international regulation and risk regulation. Throughout the book, Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich discuss a range of hypothetical and real-world examples to illustrate key issues, options and trade-offs, and to encourage readers to think critically and creatively about the regulatory options which are available. Drawing on the most up-to-date research, this text provides a clear and useful toolkit for thinking analytically about regulation.

Government and Markets

Government and Markets

Toward a New Theory of Regulation

  • Author: Edward J. Balleisen,David A. Moss
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521118484
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 559
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After two generations of emphasis on governmental inefficiency and the need for deregulation, we now see growing interest in the possibility of constructive governance, alongside public calls for new, smarter regulation. Yet there is a real danger that regulatory reforms will be rooted in outdated ideas. As the financial crisis has shown, neither traditional market failure models nor public choice theory, by themselves, sufficiently inform or explain our current regulatory challenges. Regulatory studies, long neglected in an atmosphere focused on deregulatory work, is in critical need of new models and theories that can guide effective policy-making. This interdisciplinary volume points the way toward the modernization of regulatory theory. Its essays by leading scholars move past predominant approaches, integrating the latest research about the interplay between human behavior, societal needs, and regulatory institutions. The book concludes by setting out a potential research agenda for the social sciences.

Understanding Regulation

Understanding Regulation

Theory, Strategy, and Practice

  • Author: Robert Baldwin,Martin Cave,Martin Lodge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199576084
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 548
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An introduction to the practical and theoretical issues that are central to the study of regulation, which a particular focus on contested areas and how they are dealt with.

New Perspectives on Regulation

New Perspectives on Regulation

  • Author: David A. Moss,John Cisternino
  • Publisher: The Tobin Project
  • ISBN: 0982478801
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 166
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As an experiment in reconnecting academia to the broader democracy, this work is designed to invigorate public policy debate by rededicating academic work to the pursuit of solutions to society's great problems.

The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

  • Author: Robert Baldwin,Martin Cave,Martin Lodge
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019162943X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 680
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Regulation is often thought of as an activity that restricts behaviour and prevents the occurrence of certain undesirable activities, but the influence of regulation can also be enabling or facilitative, as when a market could potentially be chaotic if uncontrolled. This Handbook provides a clear and authoritative discussion of the major trends and issues in regulation over the last thirty years, together with an outline of prospective developments. It brings together contributions from leading scholars from a range of disciplines and countries. Each chapter offers a broad overview of key current issues and provides an analysis of different perspectives on those issues. Experiences in different jurisdictions and insights from various disciplines are drawn upon, and particular attention is paid to the challenges that are encountered when specific approaches are applied in practice. Contributors develop their own distinctive arguments relating to the central issues in regulation and apply scholarly rigour and clear writing to matters of high policy-relevance. The essays are original, accessible, and agenda-setting, and the Handbook will be essential reading both to students and researchers and to with regulatory and regulated professionals.

Contemporary Regulatory Policy

Contemporary Regulatory Policy

  • Author: Marc Allen Eisner,Jeffrey Worsham,Evan J. Ringquist
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555877729
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 333
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This volume examines regulatory trends and political control of the regulatory process in seven major areas: antitrust, banking and securities, telecommunication, environmental protection, occupational safety and health, consumer products, and energy.

The International Handbook of Public Financial Management

The International Handbook of Public Financial Management

  • Author: Richard Allen,Richard Hemming,B. Potter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113731530X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 881
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The Handbook is a virtual encyclopedia of public financial management, written by topmost experts, many with a background in the IMF and World Bank. It provides the first comprehensive guide to the subject that has been published in more than ten years. The book is aimed at a broad audience of academics/students, government officials, development agencies and practitioners. It covers both bread-and-butter topics such as the macroeconomic and legal framework for budgeting, budget preparation and execution, procurement, accounting, reporting, audit and oversight, as well as specialist subjects such as government payroll systems, local government finance, fiscal transparency, the management of fiscal risks, sovereign wealth funds, the management of state-owned enterprises, and political economy aspects of budgeting. The book sets out numerous examples and case studies describing good practice in public financial management, and is highly relevant for use in both advanced and developing countries.

Modern Economic Regulation

Modern Economic Regulation

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

  • Author: Christopher Decker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139992139
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Drawing from the most recent work on economic regulation, this book introduces readers to the main principles and examines how economic regulation is applied in four key public utility industries - electricity, gas, water and telecommunications. Written for students and practitioners with little prior knowledge of economic regulation, this is an accessible, non-technical entry point to the subject area, exploring the fundamental questions: Why do we regulate? What are alternatives to regulation? Which institutions are involved in regulation? What have been the impacts of regulation? Readers will gain a clear understanding of the basic principles that apply to all regulated sectors, as well as the regulatory choices that reflect the specific economic and physical characteristics of different industries. Case studies demonstrate connections between regulatory theory and practice, and extensive references provide readers with resources for more in-depth study.

The Blind Spots of Public Bureaucracy and the Politics of Non‐Coordination

The Blind Spots of Public Bureaucracy and the Politics of Non‐Coordination

  • Author: Tobias Bach,Kai Wegrich
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319766724
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 269
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How to better coordinate policies and public services across public sector organizations has been a major topic of public administration research for decades. However, few attempts have been made to connect these concerns with the growing body of research on biases and blind spots in decision-making. This book attempts to make that connection. It explores how day-to-day decision-making in public sector organizations is subject to different types of organizational attention biases that may lead to a variety of coordination problems in and between organizations, and sometimes also to major blunders and disasters. The contributions address those biases and their effects for various types of public organizations in different policy sectors and national contexts. In particular, it elaborates on blind spots, or ‘not seeing the not seeing’, and different forms of bureaucratic politics as theoretical explanations for seemingly irrational organizational behaviour. The book’s theoretical tools and empirical insights address conditions for effective coordination and problem-solving by public bureaucracies using an organizational perspective.

Handbook on the Politics of Regulation

Handbook on the Politics of Regulation

  • Author: David Levi-Faur
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857936115
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 712
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'Political science has leap-frogged law, economics, and sociology to become the dominant discipline contributing to regulatory studies. David Levi-Faur's volume taps the rich veins of regulatory scholarship that have made this the case. It brings together the talented new network of politics scholars intrigued by the importance of the changing nature of state and non-state regulation. Their fresh insights complement important new work by established stars of the field. Definitely a book to have on your shelf when in search of exciting theoretical approaches to politics.' – John Braithwaite, Australian National University '"Regulation", in its manifold forms, is the central process of contemporary governance, as it seeks to blend the dynamism of market economies with responsiveness to political and normative demands for health, safety, environmental protection, and fairness. Understanding regulation's varieties, vulnerabilities, and virtues has become a significant focus of academic research and theory. This volume provides an extraordinary survey of research in that field – a survey remarkable in its comprehensiveness, outstanding in the quality of the contributions by leading regulatory scholars from different nations and academic disciplines.' – Robert A. Kagan, University of California, Berkeley, US 'An authoritative collection by a range of contributors with outstanding reputations in the field.' – Michael Moran, WJM Mackenzie Professor of Government 'This is an extraordinarily useful one-stop-shop for a wide range of traditions and approaches to the political aspects of regulation. David Levi-Faur has assembled a fine collection that by reporting on the state of the art also shows the way ahead for a discipline that has to capture and explain dramatic changes in real-world regulatory philosophies and policies.' – Claudio Radaelli, University of Exeter, UK 'This is an unusually impressive edited volume. Its contributors include the leading academic experts on government regulation from around the world. Its several clearly-written and informative essays address the most important topics, issues, and debates that have engaged students of regulatory politics. I strongly recommend this volume to anyone interested in understanding the breadth and depth of contemporary scholarship on the political dimensions of regulation.' – David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley, US This unique Handbook offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive, state-of-the-art reviews of the politics of regulation. It presents and discusses the core theories and concepts of regulation in response to the rise of the regulatory state and regulatory capitalism, and in the context of the 'golden age of regulation'. Its ten sections include forty-nine chapters covering issues as diverse and varied as: theories of regulation; historical perspectives on regulation; regulation of old and new media; risk regulation, enforcement and compliance; better regulation; civil regulation; European regulatory governance; and global regulation. As a whole, it provides an essential point of reference for all those working on the political, social, and economic aspects of regulation. This comprehensive resource will be of immense value to scholars and policymakers in numerous fields and disciplines including political science, public policy and administration, international relations, regulation, international law, business and politics, European studies, regional studies, and development studies.

Understanding Public Leadership

Understanding Public Leadership

  • Author: Paul 't Hart
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137450576
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This new state of the art text by a leading authority provides a broad-ranging and truly international introduction to public leadership of all types and at all levels.

The 21st Century Public Manager

The 21st Century Public Manager

  • Author: Zeger van der Wal
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137507446
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 321
  • View: 1929
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Truly global in scope and ambition, the 21st Century Public Manager addresses key trends, challenges, and opportunities facing public managers across contexts and regimes. This accessible textbook aims to inspire public managers in rethinking their roles, skills, and values as they enter a VUCA world—one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. It is written for aspiring and current public managers in graduate schools and executive education programs.

Politics and the Bureaucracy

Politics and the Bureaucracy

Policymaking in the Fourth Branch of Government

  • Author: Kenneth J. Meier,John Bohte
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780495007470
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 284
  • View: 8730
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This best-selling textbook is unique because of its focus on the political side of bureaucracy. Presenting bureaucracy as a political institution, this book covers the controls on bureaucracy and how bureaucracy makes policy. It is known for its current survey of the political science literature and interesting topical examples and case studies.

Rethinking Public Strategy

Rethinking Public Strategy

  • Author: Sean Lusk,Nick Birks
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137377593
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Drawing on a wide range of international experience, a state of the art introduction to the distinctive role and nature of public strategy which is designed to meet the needs of students and practitioners alike.

Rethinking Public Service Delivery

Rethinking Public Service Delivery

Managing with External Providers

  • Author: John Alford,Janine O'Flynn
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137007249
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 7424
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Winner of the 2014 Academy of Management Public-Nonprofit (PNP) Division Best Book Award Many public services today are delivered by external service providers such as private firms and voluntary organizations. These new ways of working – including contracting, partnering, client co-production, inter-governmental collaboration and volunteering – pose challenges for public management. This major new text assesses the ways in which public sector organizations can improve their services and outcomes by making full use of the alternative ways of getting things done.

Making Policy Work

Making Policy Work

  • Author: Peter John
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136824758
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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Many tools are on offer to politicians and other policy-makers when they seek to change policy outcomes. Often they choose to concentrate on one set of tools, but fail to see the costs as well as the benefits – and may not consider the available evidence regarding their effectiveness. This innovative new textbook clearly sets out the main tools of government, and provides an analysis of their efficacy when applied to public problems. Offering a clear and comprehensive evaluation, and highlighting the set of powerful tools commonly available, this text encourages students to consider the most effective combination in order to manage key issues successfully. Including a useful glossary of key terms, this book will be of great interest to all students of public policy, administration and management.

The Politics of Precaution

The Politics of Precaution

Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States

  • Author: David Vogel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691124167
  • Category: History
  • Page: 317
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"This is comparative politics at its very best. Vogel takes the reader on a fascinating transatlantic journey to show how and why regulatory leadership shifts with political pressures, elite preferences, and new views on risk management. His book should be required reading for everyone concerned about the safety of man and environment."--Lennart J. Lundqvist, University of Gothenburg, Sweden "Written by an eminent and eloquent scholar in the field, "The Politics of Precaution" addresses a major issue in risk regulation and transatlantic relations. The book's central claim is that there has been an overall shift from greater American to greater European relative precaution and stringency in risk regulation. Whether one agrees with that claim or not, one must contend with Vogel's argument."--Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University and coeditor of "The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe" ""The Politics of Precaution" challenges some commonly held views about the political economy of regulation. The book will serve as a useful counter to those given to easy assumptions about the differences in how Europeans and Americans regulate similar consumer and environmental risks."--Keith Hawkins, professor emeritus of law and society, University of Oxford ""The Politics of Precaution" addresses an intriguing transatlantic topic, contains a wealth of interesting case studies, and is written by a seasoned and perceptive scholar. It is a serious contribution to the literature."--John D. Graham, Indiana University

Democracy and Administration

Democracy and Administration

Woodrow Wilson's Ideas and the Challenges of Public Management

  • Author: Brian J. Cook
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 0801891779
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Though his term in the White House ended nearly a century ago, Woodrow Wilson anticipated the need for new ideas to address the effects of modern economic and social forces on the United States, including increased involvement in international affairs. Democracy and Administration synthesizes the former world leader's thought on government administration, laying out Wilson's concepts of how best to manage government bureaucracies and balance policy leadership with popular rule. Linking the full gamut of Wilson’s ideas and actions covering nearly four decades, Brian J. Cook finds success, folly, and fresh thinking with relevance in the twenty-first century. Building on his interpretive synthesis, Cook links Wilson’s tenets to current efforts to improve public management, showing how some of his most prominent ideas and initiatives presaged major developments in theory and practice. Democracy and Administration calls on scholars and practitioners to take Wilson’s institutional design and regime-level orientation into account as part of the ambitious enterprise to develop a new science of democratic governance. -- Hal G. Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Economics of the Welfare State

Economics of the Welfare State

  • Author: Nicholas Barr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199297819
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 386
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The fifth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and, in particular, cash benefits, the health service, and education. The text is organized into four parts: Concepts, Cash benefits, Benefits in kind, and Epilogue.

Public Administration

Public Administration

Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector

  • Author: David Rosenbloom
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0073518743
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 624
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The eighth edition of Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector grounds students in the fundamentals of public administration while embracing its complexity. It describes, explains, and analyses public administration through the lenses of three well-established perspectives: management, politics, and law. This edition retains its strong U.S. focus while broadening the discussion and themes in recognition of its adoption in about twenty countries abroad and to enhance its global utility as a “world text.”