The Future of Regulation

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave and Martin Lodge

in The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199560219
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

The Future of Regulation

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The financial crisis that led to a global recession in the first decade of the twenty-first century offers much potential for reconsidering the practice and study of regulation. Throughout this volume, the aspiration has been to present contributions that strengthen cross-disciplinary conversations across social science disciplines. Innovation often occurs on the boundaries and not the centre, as the centre is blinded by methodological and theoretical straitjackets that define or discipline a discipline. This cross-disciplinary scenario encourages regulation research to move outside the ‘comfort zones’ of established areas of investigation. A vision of greater cross-disciplinarity is likely to provide for innovative answers to the traditional questions in the study of regulation, and it is also likely to trigger its own questions. In that way, the study of regulation will be in an even better position to supply relevant answers to the concerns of the post-recession world.

Keywords: global recession; regulation; social science disciplines; innovation; post-recession world

Article.  6305 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business and Government

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