The Regulatory State?

John Braithwaite

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

The Regulatory State?

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This article presents a sketch of the historical forces that have produced regulatory capitalism as a police economy. It shows that this police economy evolved from different feudal economies, the displacement of police with an unregulable nineteenth-century liberal economy, and the state provider economy that gave way to regulatory capitalism. This article determines that the reciprocal relationship between corporatization and regulation creates a world where there is more governance of all kinds.

Keywords: regulatory capitalism; historical forces; police economy; feudal economies; liberal economy; nineteenth century; state provider economy; reciprocal relationship; corporatization; regulation

Article.  10035 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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