Regulation Theories in Retrospect and Prospect.

Jessop, Bob (1990) Regulation Theories in Retrospect and Prospect. Economy and Society, 19 (2). pp. 153-216. ISSN 0308-5147

[thumbnail of Microsoft_Word_-_489B39B.pdf]
PDF (Microsoft_Word_-_489B39B.pdf)

Download (526kB)


This chapter critically assesses the regulation approach to the critique of political economy. It starts with the theoretical background to regulation theories; moves on to compare the main approaches and their various fields of application; and then offers some methodological and epistemological criticisms of the leading schools. Then come some more general methodological remarks on the object and subject of regulation and some specific comments on one of the weakest areas of regulation theory - its account of the state. Thus this chapter focuses on methodology and general theory rather than empirical analysis.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Economy and Society
Additional Information:
The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Economy and Society, 19 (2), 2008, © Informa Plc
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? regulation theoryeconomics and econometricssocial sciences(all) ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
12 Jun 2006
Last Modified:
26 Jan 2024 01:07