Making Regulatory Policy (Paperback)

By Keith Hawkins (Editor), John N. Thomas (Editor)

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822985181, 292pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 1989

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Contributors:  Barry Boyer; Colin S. Diver; Daniel J. Gifford; Keith Hawkins; Peter K. Manning; Errol Meidinger; Robert L. Rabin; Paul Rock; and John M. Thomas.

Few scholars have applied modern behavioral and organization theory to study U.S. regulatory agencies, and fewer still have integrated this approach with frameworks drawn from administrative law and analysis. This multidisciplinary collection combines detailed case studies with theoretical discussions drawing upon legal concepts, organizational analysis, and behavioral theory.

About the Author

Keith Hawkins is a former professor of law and society at Oxford University.

John M. Thomas is Professor of Operations Management and Policy Development at the  State University of New York at Buffalo.

Praise For Making Regulatory Policy

“Quality contributions to the policymaking literature are provided here by accomplished observers. . . . This book should be read by graduate students, faculty, and regulatory policymaking professionals in public law, public administration, sociology, and political science.”
—Perspectives on Political Science

“Should be read by advanced students or established scholars to see how modern organization theory can be applied to understand behavior in regulatory settings.”
—Barry M. Mitnick