Regulatory Innovation

Author: Julia Black
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845427971
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book is a good read due to its well-integrated form, its comparative approach, its empirical case descriptions and its ability to encourage readers to approach the field of regulatory innovation. Estrid Sørensen, Science Studies Much hype has been generated about the importance of innovation for public and private sector organisations. Regulatory Innovation offers the first detailed study of regulatory innovation in a multiplicity of countries and domains. This book draws on in-depth studies of innovation in regulatory instruments and practices across high- and low-technology sectors, across different countries and from the early to the late 20th century. Highlighting different worlds of regulatory innovation those of the individual, the organization, the state, the global polity, and innovation itself, this book offers a fresh perspective and valuable insights for the practice and study of regulatory innovation. The explicit comparative focus of the case studies and the worlds of regulatory innovation approach make this book essential reading for academic researchers and students interested in regulation.

Environmental Contracts Comparative Approaches to Regulatory Innovation in the United States and Europe

Author: Eric W. Orts
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041198210
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Environmental regulation has come of age in recent decades as the blunt methods of command-and-control have been subjected to trenchant criticism from both economists and lawyers in the United States and Europe. As a result of this intellectual development, as well as continuing and increasing severity of environmental problems, there is a need for fresh thinking about regulatory methods that are rational from both economic and legal points of view. This book focuses on the viability of one particular regulatory innovation--the use of agreements or contracts for environmental regulation--as it has been practised in the United States and Europe. The various contributions explore the general idea that certain kinds of environmental problems may best be addressed through contracts among interested parties, including representatives of various levels of government, business, local community and employment representatives, and public interest groups. The parties get together to discuss a particular problem and then agree to an agreement or contract designed to address key issues and interests. At least in some situations, this approach may yield greater flexibility, stronger commitment, and more creative outcomes than traditional command-and-control regulation. Experiments in the use of environmental contracts have begun on both sides of the Atlantic, a fact which makes the comparative study offered here especially timely and valuable.

Innovation and the State

Author: Cristie Ford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107037077
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In Innovation and the State, Cristie Ford examines the problem of innovation and its relationship to flexible regulation.

Regulatory Reform Competition and Innovation

Author: Mark Andrew Dutz
Publisher: World Bank Publications
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Regulatory reform can spur innovations in infrastructure services, generating new downstream activities and magnifying the economywide benefits of reform. The national competition agency can help greatly in laying the groundwork for reform by making a compelling case for the reform's expected benefits.

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations

Author: Andreas Wagner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199692599
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every organism has visible, macroscopic traits that represented dramatic, transformative innovations when they first arose, changing not only organismal lifestyles, but also the future evolutionary path of life. This book provides the first major synthesis of existing knowledge that will form the basis of a theory of innovation in living systems.