Regulation Without the State... the Debate Continues

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The rising tide of government regulation in most countries is provoking a reconsideration of the extent to which the state whould lay down rules for others. Self-regulation and other forms of voluntary rule-setting are being examined as substitutes for regulation by government.
Readings 52 begins with a paper by John Blundell and Colin Robinson which analyses the forces behind government regulation, its shortcomings and the scope for voluntary regulation. Seven papers by distinguished commentators on regulation then examine Blundell and Robinson's conclusions.

Contents

Introduction

Regulation Without the State
JOHN BLUNDELL AND COLIN ROBINSON

Commentaries

Markets and Regulation
NORMAN BARRY

The Benefits of Private Regulation
DAVID BOAZ

OfHotWatBot: A Regulatory Tale
CHRISOPHER FILDES

The Challenge to State Regulation
LORD HASKINS

The Role of Private Regulation in Maintaining Financial Stability
RANDALL S. KROSZNER

The Devil or the Deep Blue Sea?
GRAEME LEACH

Market-based Regulatory Mechanisms
YESIM YILMAZ

 

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