Regulatory Policy Products

  • Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State

    Ongoing regulation, resistance and change

    Edited by Stewart Williams, Barney Warf

    Though any psychoactive substance can be revered or reviled as a drug, as people’s cultural norms shift, ultimately its status is determined in law by the state. This publication explores the regulation of drugs – alcohol and cannabis to heroin and cocaine – and practices such as social drinking…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Crossing Borders

    Edited by Mimi Sheller, Kevin Hannam

    Crossing Borders examines how translocal, transnational, and internal borders of various kinds distribute uneven capabilities for moving, dwelling, and circulating. The contributors offer nuanced understandings of the politics of mobility across various kinds of borders and forms of cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-05-29 
    Routledge

  • China and EU

    Reform and Governance

    Edited by Jing Men, Annika Linck

    Reform and governance are of vital interest to both the People’s Republic of China and the European Union (EU). China is facing demographic and environmental challenges and has been experiencing a rapid economic transition. The social tensions arising from these challenges call for a governance…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Meta-Regulation in Practice

    Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality

    By F.C. Simon

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science

    Edited by David Tyfield, Rebecca Lave, Samuel Randalls, Charles Thorpe

    The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early 21st century. ‘Science’ and ‘innovation’ are increasingly tasked with driving and reshaping a troubled global economy while also tackling multiple, overlapping global challenges, such as climate…

    Hardback – 2017-05-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Rethinking Culture

    Embodied Cognition and the Origin of Culture in Organizations

    By David G. White

    Organizational or corporate "culture" is the most overused and least understood word in business, if not society. While the topic has been an object of keen academic interest for nearly half a century, theorists and practitioners still struggle with the most basic questions: What is organizational…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development

  • Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

    Edited by Marleen Brans, Iris Geva-May, Michael Howlett

    This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective. It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Regional Innovation Strategies 3 (RIS3)

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Henning Kroll

    With regions and nations having formally fulfilled the ex-ante conditionality, this book provides a first overall review of RIS3 policy processes, aiming to assess the consistency of the concept of smart specialization from an applied, policy oriented perspective. Moving from the theory of design…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge

  • The Global Governance of Genetic Resources

    Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

    By Florian Rabitz

    Multi-institutional governance architectures are increasingly common in world politics, yet how do they evolve over time? This book develops a fresh conceptual approach by distinguishing two main types of institutional change and by proposing the strategic context within which governments make…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Global Environmental Governance

  • Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

    Edited by Max Koch, Oksana Mont

    Welfare is commonly conceptualized in socio-economic terms of equity, highlighting distributive issues within growing economies. While GDP, income growth and rising material standards of living are normally not questioned as priorities in welfare theories and policy making, there is growing…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • Conceptualizing Politics

    An Introduction to Political Philosophy

    By Furio Cerutti

    Politics is hugely complex. Some try to reduce its complexity by examining it through an ideological worldview; a one-size-fits-all prescriptive formula or a quantitative examination of as many 'facts' as possible. Yet politics cannot be adequately handled as if it were made of cells and particles:…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Health, Disability and the Capability Approach

    Edited by Jennifer Prah Ruger, Sophie Mitra

    This book focuses on two areas of substantial and growing importance to the human development and capability approach: health and disability. The research on disability, health and the capability approach has been diverse in the topics it covers, and the conceptual frameworks and methodologies it…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge

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