Malcolm Sparrow (2020), Self-published, 139 pages Locked-down by the global pandemic and unable to deliver his regulatory training around the world, Professor Malcolm Sparrow (Harvard University) decided to put the core content of his training programs on paper. In Fundamentals of Regulatory Design, he guides us through some of the main themes that he usually … Continue reading Brief book review – Fundamentals of Regulatory Design
Kenneth W. Abbott, Philipp Genschel, Duncan Snidal, and Bernhard Zangl (Eds), (2020), Oxford University Press, 301 pages While not directly targeted at regulators, The Governor’s Dilemma: Indirect Governance Beyond Principals and Agents is of interest to an audience of regulatory practitioners, managers, and scholars. The book, edited by Professor Kenneth Abbott (Arizona State University) and … Continue reading Brief book review – The Governor’s Dilemma: Indirect Governance Beyond Principals and Agents
Edward J. Balleisen and David A. Moss (Eds), (paperback version: 2012), Cambridge University Press, 559 pages Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation, edited by Professors Edward Balleisen (Duke University) and David Moss (Harvard Business School), brings together 16 essays on market regulation and the economics of regulation by leading regulatory scholars. The … Continue reading Brief book review – Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation
Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite, (1992), Oxford University Press, 205 pages Published in 1992, Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate has become a central work in the canon of regulatory scholarship. The book is a collaboration by Professors Ian Ayres (Yale University) and John Braithwaite (Australian National University) and builds on Braithwaite’s earlier studies on … Continue reading Brief book review – Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate.
Serving the growth of interest in systems thinking in public policy, scholars from various fields have started to publish ‘popular science’ books and relatively ‘easy to read’ academic books. Many of these provide superb introductions to the various strains of systems thinking discussed in this research paper. The following foundational and applied books (in no … Continue reading Systems thinking and regulatory governance (6): Suggestions for further reading
Graham Russell and Christopher Hodges, editors, (2019), Hart Publishing Oxford, 504 pages Good times for regulatory literature! Graham Russel (Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards in the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and Prof Chris Hodges (University of Oxford) have just published their Regulatory Delivery: Introducing the … Continue reading Brief book review – Regulatory Delivery: Introducing the Regulatory Delivery Model.
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
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
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
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