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  1. The risks at the heart of regulation are most often understood as unwanted by-products of an essentially productive endeavor. They are to be captured and man- aged through dedicated technical and bureaucratic effort, the preserve of those skilled in…
  2. Corporate self-regulation has been blamed for many of the worst environmental and financial catastrophes of the twenty-first century, but the failure of self-regulation in these catastrophes has been rivaled by failures of government regulation.…
  3. This article provides insights into the effective regula- tion of private sector innovation. It coins a term— “innovation-framing regulation”—to describe a particular quality of much of financial regulation in the recent era. It sketches a…
  4. We examine academic research laboratories as exam- ples of intractable governance sites. These spaces often elude regulatory warnings and rules because of the professional status of faculty members, the opacity of scientific work to outsiders, and…
  5. We generally think of regulations as being applied to regulated organizations, which are then expected to comply with those regulations. Yet this way of thinking often misunderstands regulated organizations and mis- represents the complexity of…
  6. In numerous product lines, globalization of produc- tion has been accompanied by increasingly austere product quality and safety regulations. These regula- tions are particularly stringent in the food and bever- age sectors and put enormous strain…
  7. Interest group activity is always affected by the political environment in which groups operate. As a result, effective study of public interest groups must situate them in a larger political context. We propose a means of doing so by building on…
  8. Despite a recent surge in attention to the role of private interests in American public policy-making, there is little systematic empirical research on the nature of interest group systems. This article analyzes a new set of survey data in an…

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