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Regulating Europe: The Political Economy of Market‐Building

Michelle P. Egan

in Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation, and Governance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244058
eISBN:
9780191599132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244057.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides the central theoretical and analytical framework of the book. It includes an extensive review of the regulatory literature, which largely casts the European Union as analogous to a ... More


Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Compares the market for property insurance in five European countries, Britain, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany. The comparisons are of particular interest, as the regulatory frameworks vary ... More


 Orchestrating Ignorance, Ignoring Consent

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses some of the unethical strategies polluters use to mislead citizens about pollution risks. It identifies at least ten special-interest or government behaviors — from advertising ... More


An Incentive Theory of the Separation of Powers

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The design of a complete Constitution is further augmented by focusing on the need for separation of powers to avoid regulatory capture. The economic concepts used are yardstick competition and ... More


Regulating Property: Problems of Efficiency and Regulatory Capture

Peter Drahos

in Regulating Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264070
eISBN:
9780191698903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264070.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyses two aspects of the regulation of property. The first line of analysis begins by treating the technique of private law as a regulatory technique. It then moves on to ask whether ... More


Contesting the Night

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This final chapter draws together and extends the book's main arguments concerning both the policing and control of urban spaces and the nature of the regulatory processes which govern the night-time ... More


The Political Economy of Financial Regulation

John Armour, Dan Awrey, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Jeffrey N. Gordon, Colin Mayer, and Jennifer Payne

in Principles of Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198786474
eISBN:
9780191828782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786474.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company and Commercial Law

Financial regulation is not independent of the process by which it is made. This process is often characterized by self-interested regulators whose decisions are influenced by politicians and other ... More


The Re-emergence of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre, 1960–1978: Contested Internationalization

Catherine R. Schenk

in Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603503
eISBN:
9780191729249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Hong Kong has been roundly praised as a free market paradise, ideal for the attraction of unfettered capitalist exchange, providing a natural environment for a thriving international financial ... More


What’s Private About the Free Market?

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The term “free-market” is widely used to connote private commerce that is free of government intervention, yet in reality, such markets do not exist. Almost every major industry depends on some form ... More


Secrets and Lies

Simon Chesterman

in One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199674954
eISBN:
9780191803703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199674954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the legitimate claims for — and the limits of — secrecy and the challenges it poses for effective accountability. It first considers the types of information relevant to ... More


Do Not Tamper with the Clues: Notes on Goldman Sachs

Kathryn Lofton

in Consuming Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter offers an argument for the religious work of corporations through a specific engagement with Goldman Sachs. Common sense may suggest that there is no organization perhaps less religious ... More


Japan: Paragon of Energy Efficiency, Green Growth Laggard

Brian Woodall

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Despite compelling reasons to do so, Japanese policymakers have been reluctant to fully buy into a “green growth” strategy. One might have expected that the triple disasters of March 2011 – ... More


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