Deregulation and Its Discontents: Rewriting the Rules in Asia

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M. Ramesh, Michael Howlett
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006 M01 1 - 264 pages
. . . an extremely interesting collection, full of insights and institutional detail. . . The book definitely deserves the attention of those interested in one of the most debated issues of the last 20 years in economics and political science. Herb Thomps

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the evolution of dereregulation
governance and globalization
developing a responsive regulation
race to the bottom top and middle
cases in East Asian regulatory reform
electricity refoms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
5 Privatization and regulation of competition in the electricity sector
6 Independent power producers in Indonesia and the Philippines
8 Governance and regulation of provident and pension funds in Asia
9 Regulation and deregulation of the stock market in India
PART III Policy design pinciples for reulatory reform
10 Design principles for smart reglations
11 Universal service and the transition from state control to statemonitored competition
the dereregulatory cycle learning and spillover effects in regulatory policymaking

evidence from the Philippines and Thailand

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Edited by M Ramesh, Professor and UNESCO Chair of Social Policy Design in Asia, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Michael Howlett, Burnaby Mountain Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

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