How to maintain the social license to regulate? (G-REG conference transcript)

Kia ora, It is a pleasure to be speaking to you again today. As some of you recall, I am now well over a year into my role as Chair of Regulatory Practice at the Victoria University of Wellington. I've spent a better part of that year meeting and having conversations with a lot of … Continue reading How to maintain the social license to regulate? (G-REG conference transcript)

Brief book review – Governing through regulation: Public policy, regulation and the law

Eric Windholz, 2018 (paperback version: 2019), Routledge, Abingdon, 288 pages Dr Eric Windholz’s book Governing through regulation is one of those few books on regulation that you realise is long overdue once you’ve read it. Like Achieving Regulatory Excellence it is, hands down, one of the best new books on regulation that I have read … Continue reading Brief book review – Governing through regulation: Public policy, regulation and the law

Exploring issues about regulation: policy and operations (also known as chalk and cheese)

One of the perennial issues faced by all those involved in regulation is the way ‘policy’ and ‘operations’ work together – or not. Most discussions I am involved in on this topic indicate that there is a significant degree of dysfunction in this relationship. That is the case whether the discussions are with policy or … Continue reading Exploring issues about regulation: policy and operations (also known as chalk and cheese)

Brief book review – Inside the Nudge Unit: How small changes can make a big difference

David Halpern (with a foreword by Richard Thaler), 2019, Penguin, London, 413 pages In Inside the Nudge Unit, Dr David Halpern (Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team) gives a detailed insight into the development and performance of the UK Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). The BIT, also known as the Nudge Unit, was established under … Continue reading Brief book review – Inside the Nudge Unit: How small changes can make a big difference

Risk governance and risk-based regulation review: Now available as open access paper

In regulatory governance and regulatory practice, ‘risk’ is probably one of the topics most talked about and least understood. The notion of risk is like the notion of time or happiness: we all know perfectly well what it is, until we try to explain it to others (or to ourselves, for that matter). Risk is … Continue reading Risk governance and risk-based regulation review: Now available as open access paper

Exploring issues about regulation: politics and regulation

The following post was written by Keith Manch, the Chief Executive and Director of Maritime New Zealand. He has worked in the public sector since 1977 and brings extensive leadership experience in a number of policy and operational senior leadership positions in regulation, compliance and response. Like the two previous articles in this series (Regulation - … Continue reading Exploring issues about regulation: politics and regulation