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Commentary 6.5: Private Sector Failure and Risk Management for Tipping Points

Keith Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When running a global company of 10,000 employees who have to be kept in work, in markets which are unforgiving for the long term, tipping points have to be placed in context. Yet convulsions are ... More


Commentary 6.9: Perspective of a Global Retailer

Mike Barry

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

We are reaching a time when several underlying assumptions about good business practice are becoming undermined. The environment is not tolerant, governments will not back up forever, and customers ... More


Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance‐chasers, standard‐setters, and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. On the basis ... More


Welfare in the Kantian State

Alexander Kaufman

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294672
eISBN:
9780191599637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294670.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kant's theory of justice continues to exert a powerful influence on contemporary discussions of justice and equality. Modern theorists disagree, however, regarding the implications of Kant's theory ... More


The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

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 ... More


The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374988
eISBN:
9780199776849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The era of economic liberalization, spanning 1978 to 2008, is often regarded as a period in which government was simply dismantled. In fact, government was reconstructed to meet the needs of a ... More


Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity

Sean D. Ehrlich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737536
eISBN:
9780199918645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737536.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Access Points develops a new theory about how democratic institutions influence policy outcomes. Access Point Theory argues that the more points of access that institutions provide to ... More


Parasitism and Ecosystems

Frédéric Thomas, François Renaud, and Jean-François Guegan (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Ecologists, epidemiologists, and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the significance of parasites in the study of ecosystems. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as ... More


Global Governance of Financial Systems: The International Regulation of Systemic Risk

Kern Alexander, Rahul Dhumale, and John Eatwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166989
eISBN:
9780199783861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166989.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book sets forth the economic rationale for international financial regulation and what role, if any, international regulation can play in effectively managing systemic risk while providing ... More


Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under WTO Law: A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement

Lukasz Gruszczynski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578924
eISBN:
9780191722646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578924.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The last sixty years witnessed an unprecedented expansion of international trade. The system created by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and later by the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ... More


The Regimes of European Integration: Constructing Governance of the Single Market

Shawn Donnelly

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579402
eISBN:
9780191723087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579402.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The regulation of financial markets and companies in Europe has undergone significant changes over the last decade. The Commission, Member States, and Parliament constructed regimes that facilitate ... More


Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199272112
eISBN:
9780191601316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272115.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using an institutional and empirical approach, this book analyses the role of formal rules (law and regulations) and informal rules (norms, practices, and shared beliefs) in the Japanese economy. ... More


Introduction

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

in An Introduction to Auction Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This introductory chapter provides three examples to illustrate the importance of auction theory to modern economics. These are the problem faced by a regulator wanting to regulate a monopolist with ... More


The Production‐Push Factors: The Political Economy of Labor Shedding

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the economic ‘push’ factors that lead to early exit from work. Some firms co-sponsor early retirement via occupational pensions in order to facilitate restructuring. ... More


Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ideally, individual risk‐taking decisions and government risk policies should be based on a rational balancing of risk and cost. Unfortunately, private decisions are subject to a number of biases ... More


Switzerland: High Risks, Joint Responsibilities

Andreas Busch

in Banking Regulation and Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218813
eISBN:
9780191711763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218813.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter begins by exploring the historical development of the Swiss banking system and those state institutions charged with overseeing and regulating it, before moving on to examine the ... More


Introduction and Overview

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the chapters (Chapters 14-16) in Part III of the book. This part of the book focuses on the high demand for renewable and non-renewable resources arising from ... More


Regulating Finance: Balancing Freedom and Risk

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199270569
eISBN:
9780191602542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270562.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book presents eight essays on financial regulation, focusing on the European context. Essay one examines the concept of market-friendly regulation. Essay two discusses the need for stronger bank ... More


Introduction

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the linkage between economic behaviour and risk regulation policies. Analysis of individual behaviour often reveals the nature of private market failures and provides guidance ... More


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