Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447313762 Will Publish April 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447313755 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Social Protection After the Crisis

Regulation Without Enforcement

Steve Tombs

Social Protection After the Crisis

Steve Tombs

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447313762 Will Publish April 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447313755 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
One of the most important, yet least publicly prominent, aspects of recent austerity policies in the United Kingdom is the accompanying antiregulatory pressure put forth amid claims that regulation rollbacks would free up private capital and increase economic activity. This book offers a powerful counterargument, showing clearly how economic and social welfare are inconsistent with the sort of corporate freedom imagined by antiregulatory activists and offering an empirical and theoretical analysis of regulatory reform within the context of large-scale social change. Ultimately, Steve Tombs argues, we need to radically rethink regulation in order to address key conceptual, practical, and policy issues.
Contents
Introduction: crime, harm, regulation
‘Freeing’ capital: states, moralities and material work
From a crisis of regulation to a crisis of social protection?
The idea of regulation: academic orthodoxies
The idea of regulation: a conceptual and political critique
‘Regulation’ in action
Conclusion: after regulation?
Bibliography
Review Quotes
Kristian Lasslett, Ulster University and author of “State Crime on the Margins of Empire”
“A devastating critique of neoliberal governance as it rises from the ashes of the global financial crisis.”
Environmental Health News
“As an increasingly endangered species, we ignore Tombs’s research at our peril.”
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