The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave, and Martin Lodge

'State of the art' interdisciplinary study of regulation in an international context
Each chapter provides a broad overview of key current issues and perspectives from a leading expert
Particular focus on the issues of the application of specific regulatory approaches in different contexts

Regulation is often thought of as an activity that restricts behaviour and prevents the occurrence of certain undesirable activities, but the influence of regulation can also be enabling or facilitative, as when a market could potentially be chaotic if uncontrolled. This Handbook provides a clear and authoritative discussion of the major trends and issues in regulation over the last thirty years, together with an outline of prospective developments. It brings together contributions from leading scholars from a range of disciplines and countries.