Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On-Line Resource: Rethinking Regulation

Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, according to its website, "provides a forum for leading scholars to explore better conceptual frameworks for regulatory decision-making, inform smarter design of regulatory institutions, guide more effective formulation of regulatory policy, and better align regulatory governance with the requirements of democratic legitimacy. In the fall of 2010, the Kenan Institute for Ethics launched Rethinking Regulation, a three-year faculty working group, to reconsider the purposes and strategies of regulatory governance, both in the United States and the wider world. Participants come from Duke’s professional schools, social science departments, and moral and political philosophy.Bridging disciplinary divides, Rethinking Regulation brings together academics who study a wide range of regulatory domains (healthcare, finance, labor relations, environmental protection, antitrust, consumer protection), various jurisdictions (the United States, the European Union, developing economies), and a multiplicity of regulatory protagonists (classic public regulatory agencies, mechanisms of corporate governance, self-regulatory organizations, watchdog NGOs)."
    The site features a number of tools--links to publications, research groups, relevant websites, syllabi, and graduate programs--and the full text of a number of working papers, including two by Edward Balleisen, who is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow in the Kenan Institute at Duke University