Accountability and Transparency in Regulation: Critiques, Doctrines and Instruments

  title={Accountability and Transparency in Regulation: Critiques, Doctrines and Instruments},
  author={Martin E. Lodge},
This book suggests that the scope and breadth of regulatory reforms since the mid-1980s and particularly during the 1990s, are so striking that they necessitate a reappraisal of current approaches to the study of the politics of regulation. The authors call for the adoption of different and fresh perspectives to examine this area. 

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