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

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280998.001.0001

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Regulation in Government: Tools, Characteristics, and Behaviour

Regulation in Government: Tools, Characteristics, and Behaviour

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(p.44) 3 Regulation in Government: Tools, Characteristics, and Behaviour
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Regulation Inside Government
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Christopher Hood (Contributor Webpage)

Colin Scott (Contributor Webpage)

Oliver James (Contributor Webpage)

George Jones (Contributor Webpage)

Tony Travers (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280998.003.0003

Explores three interrelated themes: the tools and approaches regulators used to do their job; the extent to which regulation of government resembled regulation of business; and the extent to which regulatory behaviour and style were linked to the relational distance between the regulators and those they regulate. It argues that while there is no single style of regulation in government, the tools and approaches used by the regulators cut across the different institutional forms taken by the regulators.

Keywords:   business regulation, government, regulation, regulatory behaviour, regulatory style, regulatory tools, relational distance

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