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

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

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

Brief book review – Achieving Regulatory Excellence

Cary Coglianese (Editor), 2017, Brookings Institution Press, 322 pages. In Achieving Regulatory Excellence, Professor Gary Coglianese (Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania) joins forces with the global top of thought-leaders in regulation. It brings together the best thinking about regulation in the world, and it tests the boundaries of … Continue reading Brief book review – Achieving Regulatory Excellence

Brief book review – The Behavioural Insights Team, Annual Report 2017-2018

The Behavioural Insights Team, London, 66 pages. The Annual Reports of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is always an interesting regulatory read at the start of the calendar year. Their 2017-2018 report, for example, gives insight into recent regulatory interventions in 31 countries. These range from tackling tuberculosis in Moldavia to strengthening the Met Police … Continue reading Brief book review – The Behavioural Insights Team, Annual Report 2017-2018

Brief book review – Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises

Bridget M. Hutter and Sally M. Lloyd-Bostock, 2017, Cambridge University Press, 259 pages. In Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises, Professors Bridget Hutter and Sally Lloyd-Bostock (both London School of Economics) seek to understand when a disaster becomes a crisis for regulators. They provide in-depth case studies of five disasters that … Continue reading Brief book review – Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises