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The Government of Risk

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein and Robert Baldwin
Oxford University Press (August 2001)
228pp £30 h/b

Why does regulation vary from one area to another? Why are risks regulated in different ways? Is there any logic to the techniques used in risk regulation? This book explores such key questions, looking at risk regulation regimes, their differences and how these can be explained. By analysing regulation in terms of 'regimes', the authors show the multi-dimensional nature of risk regulation, offering a perspective that single case studies cannot reach. This book details how such an approach is of high policy relevance as well as of theoretical importance.