Risk governance and risk-based regulation(2): The evolution of risk

It is safe to say that humankind has always been subject to risk. For long, however, humans have considered risk along the lines of fate and determinism. Our ancient ancestors thought of risk as something they could not influence. Their future was either set in stone, regulated by the forces of nature, or regulated by … Continue reading Risk governance and risk-based regulation(2): The evolution of risk

Risk governance and risk-based regulation(1): A review of the international academic literature

Previously, the use of insights from the behavioural sciences in regulatory practice had a central focus on this blog. This has resulted in a series of blog posts (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4) and a research paper discussing the core insights from the international academic literature on this topic published between … Continue reading Risk governance and risk-based regulation(1): A review of the international academic literature

Brief book review – Risk Management and Governance: Concepts, Guidelines and Applications

Terje Aven and Ortwin Renn, 2010, Springer, 276 pages. Professor Terje Aven (University of Stavanger) and Professor Ortwin Renn (Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies) are two leading risk theorists and (regulatory) researchers. They have been studying risk, risk governance and risk management for well over two decades. In Risk Management and Governance: Concepts, Guidelines … Continue reading Brief book review – Risk Management and Governance: Concepts, Guidelines and Applications

Brief book review – Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism

Elizabeth Fisher, 2010, Hart Publishing, 290 pages. Professor Elizabeth Fisher (University of Oxford) presents a fresh reading of and engagement with the risk governance and risk regulation literature in Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism. Her starting point is that too often this literature is concerned with either the democratic decision-making process or the scientific decision-making … Continue reading Brief book review – Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism

Brief book review – The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin, 2001, Oxford University Press, 214 pages. With The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes, Professors Christopher Hood (University of Oxford), Rothstein (King’s College London) and Robert Baldwin (London School of Economics) were among the first regulatory scholars to systematically explore the evolution and growth of risk regulation … Continue reading Brief book review – The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Brief book review – Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity

Ulrich Beck, 1992, Sage Publications, 260 pages. It is impossible to fully understand the debates surrounding risk-based regulation without reading Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. In it, Professor Ulrich Beck (1944-2015; University of Munich) explores what he has termed the ‘risk society’. The book was originally published in German in 1986, right in the … Continue reading Brief book review – Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity

Brief book review – Managing Regulation: Regulatory Analysis, Politics and Policy

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich, 2012, Palgrave Macmillan, 276 pages. In Managing Regulation: Regulatory Analysis, Politics and Policy, Professor Martin Lodge (London School of Economics) and Professor Kai Wegrich (Hertie School of Governance) introduce regulatory analysis as a multidisciplinary perspective to consider problems in regulation and systematically explore the different regulatory strategies to address them. … Continue reading Brief book review – Managing Regulation: Regulatory Analysis, Politics and Policy