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 regulations regimes, considers the respects in which they differ, and examines how these differences can be explained. Analysing 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 these interact. It also shows how different parts of the same regime may be shaped by different factors and have to be 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.
... a significant contribution to the existing literature on risk regulation. West European Politics The analytical approach developed to undertake this classification is 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
PART I. INTRODUCING RISK REGULATION REGIMES
1: What are Risk Regulation Regimes - and Why do they Matter?
2: The Comparative Anatomy of Risk Regulation Regimes
3: Nine Risk Regulation Regimes Compared
PART II. EXPLAINING VARIATION IN RISK REGULATION REGIMES
4: How Far does Context Shape Content?
5: Exploring the 'Market Failure' Hypothesis
6: Opinion-Responsive Government and Risk Regulation
7: Interests, Lobbies and Experts
8: Regime Content and Context Revisited- An Overall Picture
PART III. EXPLORING THE DYNAMICS OF RISK REGULATION REGIMES
9: Regime Development Under Pressure: Staged Retreats and Lateral Mutations?
10: The Regime Perspective in Risk Regulation: Implications for Policy and Institutional Design
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.41
Weight (kg): 0.46