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The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin


Why does the regulation of risks to human health and safety vary so dramatically from one policy domain to another? Why are some risks regulated aggressively and others responded to only modestly? Is there any logic to the techniques we use in risk regulation? This book addresses these important questions by systematically examining variety amongst risk regulation regimes across policy domains, analysing the significant driving forces shaping those regimes, and identifying the causes of regulatory failure and success. In order to do so, the book develops a systems‐based concept of a ‘risk regu ... More

Keywords: comparative analysis, culture, institutions, market failure, organized interests, policy domains, public opinion, risk regulation, rules

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199243638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hood, author
All Soul's College, Oxford
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Henry Rothstein, author
London School of Economics
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Robert Baldwin, author
London School of Economics
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