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

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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

Intrusive regulation and cultural change workshop by Prof Femke de Vries

This morning, G-REG in collaboration with ANZSOG and VUW hosted a workshop on Intrusive Regulation and Cultural Change led by Prof Femke de Vries. Femke de Vries is a professor by special appointment in Supervision at the University of Groningen. She has worked in financial supervision for 15 years and was one of the architects … Continue reading Intrusive regulation and cultural change workshop by Prof Femke de Vries