Deregulation and Its Discontents: Rewriting the Rules in Asia

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M. Ramesh, Michael Howlett
Edward Elgar, 2006 - 250 pages

Deregulation and its Discontents examines the different ways in which the issues related to deregulation and reregulation have been addressed in Asia.

The role of government in business has gone through distinct, if overlapping, cycles: regulation, deregulation and reregulation. However, little is known about deregulation and even less about reregulation, particularly in relation to Asia. The contributors to this book examine the links between the cycles through detvailed analyses of the electricity market, pensions and stock markets in the Asia Pacific. They also offer an explanation of regulatory cycles.

This unique and inter-disciplinary book is thoroughly accessible and will be suitable for specialist as well as non-specialist readers. It will appeal to academics and researchers of public sector economics, Asian studies - and the political economy of Asia in particular - as well as public officials dealing with regulatory issues.

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Contents

developing a responsive regulation
13
race to the bottom
29
electricity reforms in Eastern Europe
49
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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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