A Regulatory State Inside the State?

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198280996
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599491 | DOI:
 A Regulatory State Inside the State?

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Makes a case for reading from understanding and study of business regulation to study and analysis of ‘regulation inside government’ and offers a definition of the phenomenon and a taxonomy of the variety of forms of control that are involved. Three major findings from the project are set out. First, regulation inside government is a surprisingly large enterprise, measured in quantitative terms. Second, it appears to have been increasing in formality, complexity, intensity, and specialization over the last two decades. Third, there is considerable variety in the closeness of the regulators to those they oversee, and this affects, in particular, the relative formality of regulatory processes.

Keywords: business regulation; control; formality; government; regulation; regulators; regulatory processes

Chapter.  6113 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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