Legal Form and Economic Theory
By (author) Anthony I. Ogus
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Regulation by Anthony I. Ogus
Book DescriptionThis is a reprint of Anthony Ogus' classic study of regulation,first published in the 1990s. It examines how, since the last decades of the twentieth century there have been fundamental changes in the relationship between the state and industry. With the aid of economic theory Anthony Ogus critically examines the ways in which public law has been adapted to the task of regulating industrial activity and provides a systematic overview of the theory and forms of social and economic regulation. In particular, he explores the reasons why governments regulate, for which, broadly speaking, two theoretical frameworks exist. First 'public interest' theories determine that regulation should aim to improve social and economic welfare. Second, 'economic' theories suggest that regulation should aim to satisfy the demands of private interests. The book also looks at the evolution of the forms of regulation in Britain, extending to the policies of privatization and deregulation which were so characteristic of the period. The author skilfully evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of regulation, particularly in the light of the two theoretical frameworks, but also by involving an analysis of how firms respond to the various kinds of incentives and controls offered by government. A significant feature of the book is its analysis of the choices made by governments between the different forms of regulation and the influence exerted by interest groups (including bureaucrats) and EC law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841135304
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony I. Ogus
Juxtaposing Autonomy and Paternalism in Private Law, Paperback (July 2011)
This book deals with the task of selecting an appropriate balance in the law between autonomy and paternalism at both general and specific levels.
Costs and Cautionary Tales, Paperback (April 2006)
This book aims to provide an overview of how economic analysis enriches understanding of law and provides standards for its critical evaluation.
Wikeley, Ogus and Barendt's the Law of Social Security, Paperback (September 2002)
Aiming to meet the needs of students, practitioners, tribunal chairmen and members and others, this title provides an overview of social security law together with an in-depth understanding of the complex rules which surround the subject.
Regulation, Paperback (October 1994)» View all books by Anthony I. Ogus
An overview of the legal forms used to regulate industry, covering such areas as safety legislation, consumer protection, environmental protection, professional licensing and regulation of the privatised utilities. The author uses economic theory to explain and evaluate the law.
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Author Biography - Anthony I. Ogus
Anthony I Ogus,CBE, is Professor of Law at the University of Manchester.
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