Law and Politics of Regulation
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Prof Martin Lodge
Prof Veerle Heyvaert, Dr Michael Lerner and Dr Tamara Tubakovic
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Regulation. This course is not available as an outside option.
The course aims to give students an essential grounding in theories of regulation encountered in the legal, political science and law and economics literatures. It examines competing explanations of the origins, development and reform of regulation; the styles and processes of regulation; issues surrounding enforcement; the inter-organisational and international aspects of regulation; and questions of evaluation and accountability. Some specific cases will be explored through the medium of an additional practitioner seminar series, which will be led by experienced practitioners invited on a one-off basis.
This course will be delivered through a combination of seminars and lectures, amounting to a minimum of 50 hours across the Autumn and Winter terms. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of both terms.
All students are expected to produce three written essays.
R Baldwin, M Cave and M Lodge Understanding Regulation (2012); M Moran, The British Regulatory State (2003); K Yeung and M Lodge, Algorithmic Regulation (2019); C Hood, H Rothstein & R Baldwin, The Government of Risk (2001); J Black, M Lodge and M Thatcher, Regulatory Innovation, (2005); C Sunstein, Risk and Reason (2002); R. Baldwin, M. Cave and M.Lodge, Oxford Handbook of Regulation (2010); M Lodge and K Wegrich, Managing Regulation (2012); D. Carpenter and D. Moss, Preventing Regulatory Capture (2013).
Exam (75%, duration: 3 hours) in the spring exam period.
Essay (25%, 2500 words) in the ST.
The summative assessment is composed of:
- Exam (75%, duration: 3 hours) in ST.
- Individual research paper (25%, 2500 words), to be submitted in Week 1 of ST.
Student performance results
(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2022/23: 26
Average class size 2022/23: 26
Controlled access 2022/23: Yes
Value: One Unit
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