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Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality (Routledge Advances in Sociology)
Title: Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality (Routledge Advances in Sociology)
Author: F.C. Simon
ISBN-13: 978-1138233720 ISBN-10: 1138233722
Description: Meta-regulation presents itself as a progressive policy approach that can manage complexity and conflicting objectives better than traditional command and control regulation. It does this by ‘harnessing’ markets and enlisting a broad range of stakeholders to reach a more inclusive view of the public interest that a self-regulating business can then respond to. Based on a seventeen year study of the Australian energy industry, and via the lens of Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, Meta-Regulation in Practice argues that normative meta-regulatory theory relies on questionable assumptions of stakeholder morality and rationality. Meta-regulation in practice appears to be most challenged in a complex and contested environment; the very environment it is supposed to serve best. Contending that scholarship must prioritise an understanding of communicative possibilities in practice, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers interested in subjects such as business regulation, systems theory and corporate social responsibility.
The Impact of Photographs on the Researcher: An Ethical Matter for Visual Research
McLeod K, Guillemin M, ‘The Impact of Photographs on the Researcher: An Ethical Matter for Visual Research’, Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan US, D Warr, M Guillemin, S Cox and J Waycott (ed), United States, pp. 89-100. ISBN 978-1-137-54854-2
Childhood and Tween Girl Culture: Family, Media and Locality
MacDonald, F. (2016) Childhood and Tween Girl Culture: Family, Media and Locality, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Invisible labour? Tensions and ambiguities of modifying the ‘private’ body: the case of female genital cosmetic surgery
Dobson, A.S., McDonald, K., Kirkman, M., Souter, K., & Fisher, J. (2017). Invisible labour? Tensions and ambiguities of modifying the ‘private’ body: the case of female genital cosmetic surgery. In A. S. Elias, R. Gill and C. Scharff, (Eds.) Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking beauty politics in neoliberalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation: Combatting Civic Deficit?
Chou, Mark, Jean-Paul Gagnon, Catherine Hartung, & Lesley J. Pruitt. 2017. Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation: Combatting Civic Deficit? Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
The Politics of White Privilege
A “Fair Go” in the Lucky Country? Gender Equality and The Australian case
Voola, A. P., Beavis, K. & Mundkur, A. (2017). A “Fair Go” in the Lucky Country? Gender Equality and The Australian case. In Örtenblad, A., Marling, R. and Vasiljević, S. (Eds.), Gender equality in a global perspective. London, UK: Routledge.
Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity: A Constructive Comparison
Craig Browne 2017 Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity: A Constructive Comparison, Anthem Press: London