The Government of Risk

The Government of Risk : Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

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Why does regulation vary so dramatically from one area to another? Why are some risks regulated aggressively and others responded to only modestly? Is there any logic to the techniques we use in risk regulation? These key questions are explored in The Government of Risk. This book looks at a number of risk regulation regimes, considers the respects in which they differ, and examines how these differences can be justified.

Analyzing regulation in terms of 'regimes' allows us to see the rich, multi-dimensional nature of risk regulation. It exposes the thinness of society-wide analyses of risk controls and it offers a perspective that single case studies cannot reach. Regimes analysis breaks down the components of risk regulation systems and shows how they interact. It also shows how different parts of the same regime may be shaped by different factors and have to be explained and understood in quite different
ways. The Government of Risk shows how such an approach is of high policy relevance as well as of considerable theoretical importance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 233 x 13mm | 374g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0199270015
  • 9780199270019
  • 678,541

Table of contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCING RISK REGULATION REGIME; SECTION 2: EXPANDING VARIATION IN RISK REGULATION REGIMES; SECTION 3: EXPLORING THE DYNAMICS OF RISK REGULATION REGIMES
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The Government of Risk is an important book, and perhaps a major one, for several reasons... This volume both brings some of the best developed resources of political science and public administration studies to bear upon issues of risk, from which both the field of risk scholarship and political science can only benefit.... In grounding this cross-disciplinary framework clearly in theory, the book presents future researchers with an invaluable
book. * PERRI 6 * Sweeping in the breadth of [its] academic scholarship... The Government of Risk [is] sure to have an enduring impact on the debate. * Public Law * The Government of Risk is a significant contribution to the exisiting literature on risk regulation... a first... step towards a satisfactory comparative analysis of risk regulation schemes. * West European Politics * Review from previous edition Full of insights. The classification scheme set out in the book will serve anyone involved in practical institutional design well beyond the specific examples it presents. * Political Studies *
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