Paul Cook and Sarah Mosedale (ed.). Regulation, Markets and Poverty.
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Subject:||Books (Book reviews)|
|Publication:||Name: Pakistan Development Review Publisher: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Business, international; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Reproduced with permission of the Publications Division, Pakistan Institute of Development Economies, Islamabad, Pakistan. ISSN: 0030-9729|
|Issue:||Date: Summer, 2008 Source Volume: 47 Source Issue: 2|
|Topic:||NamedWork: Regulation, Markets and Poverty (Collection)|
|Persons:||Reviewee: Cook, Paul; Mosedale, Sarah|
Paul Cook and Sarah Mosedale (ed.). Regulation, Markets and
Poverty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2007. 185 pages.
Hardbound. Price not given.
This is a collection of papers that examine the new wave of approaches to regulation and competition. The papers demonstrate that the models of regulation and competition derived from developed country practices have been rooted in sophisticated levels of economic, social, administrative, legal, and political institutionalisation. These models of regulation and competition are largely absent or less developed in developing countries. The analysis shows that better regulation and less poverty play an important role in improving both the performance of enterprises and the delivery of essential services. The issue of regulation and competition in the context of poverty in developing countries forms the backbone of this book.
Following the introduction, the book is organised into five parts, and each part has several chapters covering the relevant issues. The first part consists of three chapters dealing with competition and competition policy. Part II takes into account the issues of regulatory governance and regulatory transfers. Part III concentrates on utility regulation. Part IV discusses the need for capacity building to deal with regulation and competition policies.
The selection of articles here presents the results of conceptual and empirical research in areas that deserve further investigation.
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