Arnaboldi, Michela (Professor)
Michela Arnaboldi is Associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Her main research interests are in accounting and control systems; since 2001 she has been collaborating with the School of Management at the University of Edinburgh on these topics.
She is currently studying the relation between risk management and control systems, and its impact on processes and power within organisations. Among her publications: "Modern Costing Innovations and Legitimation: A Health Care Study" Abacus, (with I. Lapsley, 2004); "Internal Audit in Italian organizations: a multiple case study" Managerial Auditing Journal, (with M. Arena and G. Azzone, 2006).
Gunningham, Neil (Professor)
Professor Neil Gunningham is an interdisciplinary social scientist and lawyer who specialises in safety, health and environmental regulation and governance. He currently holds Professorial Research appointments in the Regulatory Institutions Network, Research School of Social Sciences, and in the School of Resources, Environment and Society, at the ANU.
His books include Mine Safety: Law, Regulation, Policy (2007), Leaders and Laggards: Next Generation Environment Regulation (with Sinclair) Greenleaf, 2002, Shades of Green: Business, Regulation and Environment (with Kagan and Thornton), Stanford UP, 2003, Smart Regulation: Designing Environmental Policy,(with Grabosky) Oxford UP, UK, 1998. and Regulating Workplace Safety (with Johnstone), Oxford UP, UK, 1999.
Hawkins, Keith (Professor)
Keith Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Law and Society at Oxford University and Fellow Emeritus of Oriel College, Oxford. He is currently involved in thinking about the problem of decision-making by legal actors in a variety of legal settings, a problem on which he has been working on and off for many years. His most recent major publication was Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency (Oxford University Press, 2002), which won the Herbert Jacob prize of the American Law and Society Association in 2003.
Osrecki, Fran (Dr)
Fran Osrecki studied sociology at the University of Vienna. Since October 2006 he is a doctoral fellow at the IWT (Institute for Science and Technology Studies), University of Bielefeld. His main interests are sociology of scientific organisations, sociology of risk, and sociology of time. In his PhD thesis Fran Osrecki examines in what way sociological theories create risk discourses by using a particular chronological scheme of narration. The working title of his dissertation is "Diagnosing the Present: How Sociology Creates Unprecedentedness."
Frank Vibert is a founder Director of the European Policy Forum, which was established in 1992. He was previously Deputy Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and has been a Senior Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research at the UN University Helsinki, and a Senior Advisor at the World Bank. He is a member of the European Constitutional Group, who published their report 'A Proposal for the European Constitution' in 1993.
His latest book is Rise of the Unelected - Democracy and the New Separation of Powers (Cambridge University Press 2007). Other published books include Europe Simple, Europe Strong - The Future of European Governance (Polity Press 2001) and Europe: A Constitution for the Millennium (Dartmouth 1995).