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Achieving DemocracyThe Future of Progressive Regulation$
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Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199965540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.001.0001

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Let Government Govern

Let Government Govern

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(p.137) Chapter 8 Let Government Govern
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Achieving Democracy
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Sidney A. Shapiro

Joseph P. Tomain

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0008

Part IV concludes the book. Chapter 8 makes a sustained argument that an active government is necessary for an expansive approach to economic and political participation in society. Democracy requires no less. The losses that have been sustained over a generation must be recaptured, and they can be done through a renewed understanding of economics and a renewed democratic politics. The traditional approach to regulation was to address problems once they have occurred. The problems that face us in the future, such as climate change, require a regulatory state that anticipates rather than reacts to social and economic dislocations. Chapter 8 describes a new model of regulation and presents examples of new regulatory institutions, methodologies, and principles that will better serve society and will do so more democratically and more justly.

Keywords:   regulatory state, institutional design, administrative law, principles of regulation, bureaucracy

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