The Regulatory State in an Age of Governance

Soft Words and Big Sticks

  • Roger King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Analysing the Regulatory State

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Different Worlds of the Regulatory State: Policy Domains in the UK

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      Pages 149-150
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 214-228

About this book


Presents an account of the regulatory state and governance. This book examines both key concepts and theories, and important policy domains, and utilizes comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. It questions whether the regulatory state that has developed over the decades is an authoritarian or a liberalizing mode of governance.


Europe Governance Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger King
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Higher Education Research and InformationThe Open UniversityUK

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