'It is very successful. [The author] has spotted the need for an accessible account of the whole regulation literature and has very successfully filled it [...] The text goes well beyond the introductory text level in locating so much of the regulatory literature in many of the classical themes of sociology, and many of the classic writers [...] of established writers on regulation I think only John Braithwaite has this sensitivity to its place in the wider history of social enquiry.' - Michael Moran, W.J.M. Mackenzie Professor of Government, University of Manchester, UK
The Regulatory State in an Age of Governance: Soft Words and Big Sticksby R. King
This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state and governance. It examines both key concepts and theories and important policy domains, and utilizes comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. A critical theme is consideration of whether the regulatory state that has developed in recent decades.
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ROGER KING is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information at The Open University and a Higher Education Consultant. Previously he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (now Lincoln). He writes and researches on comparative policymaking and regulatory governance.
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