Regulation and Consumer Protection: Politics, Bureaucracy and Economics / Edition 3

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Regulation and Consumer Protection, 4e is intended to document the scope and coverage of regulation and consumer protection in the United States. To provide some coherence, the authors provide a conceptual framework that essentially combines the viewpoints of those who feel regulatory policies are determined by the social and economic environment and those who feel that bureaucracies are permitted the freedom to set policies without restriction. The text explains how the economic and technological environment, along with macropolitical forces, sets the general parameters for regulatory policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873936408
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 515

Meet the Author

Kenneth J. Meier is the Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He is also Professor of Public Management in the Cardiff School of Business, Cardiff University (Wales). He is a former editor of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (1994-1997), a former associate editor of the JOURNAL OF POLITICS (1991-1994), and current associate editor of the JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY. He served as the president of the Southwest Political Science Association; the American Political Science Associations sections on State Politics and Policy, Public Policy, and Public Administration; the Public Management Research Association; and the Midwest Political Science Association. In 2006, he received the John Gaus Award for career contributions to public administration scholarship. He currently lives with the love of his life, Diane Jones Meier, in Bryan, Texas, and spends his free time comparing the merits of California zinfandels with Australian Shirazes.

E. Thomas Garman is an author, researcher, and advisor based in Orlando, Florida, and professor emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has worked for a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C., in economic development in West Africa, in sales management, and for a non-profit credit counseling organization. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of both the American Council on Consumer Interests and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Garman has served on consumer advisory boards for the American National Standards Institute, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Board ofGovernors of the Federal Reserve System, the National Advertising Review Board, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Kraft, Conoco, and Sears & Roebuck. His consulting includes work for Manulife Financial, Profit Sharing/401k Council of America, AT&T, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Department of Defense. His work has been featured in hundreds of publications, including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and U.S. News & World Report, and he has appeared on National Public Radio and NBC Nightly News.

Lael R. Keiser
Lael R. Keiser is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her BA from Lawrence University and her MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to entering academics, she worked as a staff member for Senator Paul Simon of Illinois.
Her research focuses on the role of bureaucracy in public policy with special emphasis on social welfare bureaucracies. She has published articles in the British Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Public Administration Review. Currently she is working on a book on child support enforcement. At the University of Missouri, she teaches classes on regulatory policy, social welfare policy, gender politics and policy evaluation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Table of Contents

1 Myths of Regulation and Consumer Protection 2 The Policy Process 3 Regulating Occupations 4 Antitrust Regulation 5 The Revitalization of the Federal Trade Commission 6 Regulating Agriculture 7 Environmental Protection Regulation 8 Workplace Safety and Health Regulation 9 Food Safety Regulation 10 Food Safety Regulation 11 Consumer Product Safety Regulation 12 Automobile Safety Regulation 13 Depository Institutions Regulation 14 Credit Regulation 15 Housing Regulation 16 Securities Market Regulation and Investor Protection 17 Telecommunications Regulation 18 State and Local Consumer Protection 19 Consumer Protection: A Global Perspective 20 Reforming Regulation
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