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 – 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