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The regulatory state in an age of governance : soft words and big sticks

Author: Roger King
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state in an age of multi-level governance. Argued as a successor to the failed welfare and Keynesian state forms of the mid-to-late twentieth century, the book examines the regulatory state from comparative and historical perspectives, and explores key concepts, theories and policy domains. It looks closely at its relationship with the growth of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger King
ISBN: 0230500390 9780230500396
OCLC Number: 226085122
Description: xvi, 228 pages
Contents: Regulation as a mode of governance --
The development of the regulatory state in the UK --
Governance in the regulatory state --
The European regulatory state --
Transnational regulatory governance --
Higher education : the ambiguous regulatory state --
Healthcare : the insuring regulatory state --
Accountancy and law : the private regulatory state --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Roger King.
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Presents an account of the regulatory state and governance. This book examines both key concepts and theories, and important policy domains, and utilizes comparative, historical and transnational  Read more...

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