Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society

Editors: Alemanno, A., den Butter, F., Nijsen, A., Torriti, J. (Eds.)

  • ​Utilizes public economics theory to analyze the costs and benefits of business regulation
  • Features case studies in climate change, agro-business, financial services, and environmental policy
  • Consider practical and policymaking implications
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The premise of this volume is that business regulations are expected to grow in the near future as a consequence of the emergence of a “(world) risk society.” Risks related to terrorism, climate change, and financial crises, for example, will penetrate all conditions of life. Increasingly, the decisions and actions of some bring about risks for many in this era of globalization. Controlling these risks implies managing the world through high-quality regulation, with a particular emphasis on businesses and financial institutions. Central to this approach is the argument that a major, if not the primary, aim of regulation is to internalize externalities, or in a broader context, to repair market failure. Such repair can only be accomplished when the costs are smaller than the welfare gains. Featuring contributions from researchers and policy analysts from the fields of economics, management, law, sociology, political science, and environmental policy, this book focuses on three major topics: • Social risks and business regulation • Preconditions for better business regulation • Theoretical issues related to better business regulation Collectively, the authors demonstrate that the easier it is for regulated businesses to comply at the lowest costs possible—without jeopardizing the related public goals—the greater the degree of compliance. When successful, the net result is a balance of individual and collective net benefits, and by further implication, sustainable business practice and economic growth.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alemanno, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Risk Governance: Concept and Application to Institutional Risk Management

    Renn, Ortwin (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Regulating the European Risk Society

    Alemanno, Alberto

    Pages 37-56

  • The Prospects for Global Climate Change Reform After Copenhagen

    Ayalew, Mulugeta Mengist (et al.)

    Pages 57-81

  • Eight Commandments for Securing Competitive Food Supply Chains in the European Union

    Meulen, Bernd (et al.)

    Pages 83-98

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9162-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society
Editors
  • Alberto Alemanno
  • Frank den Butter
  • André Nijsen
  • Jacopo Torriti
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4406-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4406-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4405-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9162-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 328
Topics