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Accountability, Procedures, and Fairness

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave and Martin Lodge

in Understanding Regulation

Second edition

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199576081
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191806698 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199576081.003.0016
Accountability, Procedures, and Fairness

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This chapter focuses on the debate over accountability, procedures, and fairness with respect to regulation, placing the regulator, typically in the form of the ‘regulatory agency’, at the heart of discussions. It considers how polycentric and ‘decentred’ understandings of regulatory regimes expose the inherent limitations of such narrow debates. It also explores different accountability regimes and their inherent trade-offs.

Keywords: accountability; procedures; fairness; regulation; regulatory agency; regulatory regimes

Chapter.  7866 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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