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Images of the Regulatory State

Michael Moran

in The British Regulatory State

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199247578
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601996 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247579.003.0002
 Images of the Regulatory State

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This chapter examines the competing images of the regulatory state. It looks at the regulatory state as an American state, a European Madisonian state, a smart state, and a risk state. It then analyses the British state as a regulatory state. The discussion of risk society and regulatory society sketches a very different kind of hypothetical understanding, one that promises to account for the hyper-innovation of recent decades.

Keywords: British regulatory state; smart state; risk state; American state; European Madisonian state; hyper-innovation

Chapter.  13343 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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