Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules: Multi-Level Regulatory Governance

By G. Bruce Doern and Robert Johnson

© 2006

The dynamics of multi-level regulatory governance are ever-changing, not just in a North American context, but in a global one as well. Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules, clarifies the nature, causes, and dynamics of levels of regulatory governance in, or affecting, Canada. Edited by G. Bruce Doern and Robert Johnson, this collection makes conceptual and practical contributions to the debate over what kinds of principles and institutional approaches can resolve the problems of multi-level regulatory governance. This is the first text to provide an integrated discussion of key politico-institutional issues such as smart regulation, innovation, social and economic regulatory governance, accountability and transparency in Canada through a study of the multi-level regulatory interactions that the nation must function within.

Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules considers various sectors where rule-making spans all or most of the four levels of jurisdiction - international, federal, provincial, and city or local - in areas such as food safety, investment and trade, forestry, drinking water, oil and gas, and emergency management. A central argument of the collection is that the pressure to merge, collapse or rationalize levels of regulation is mainly driven by business interests, liberalized trade ideas, and related technological changes. Economic concerns about Canada's declining productivity compared to the U.S. are also discussed, as are issues of security, terrorism, and core business and economic concerns in the post-911 era.

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  • Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.3in x 9.3in
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Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules considers various sectors where rule-making spans all or most of the four levels of jurisdiction - international, federal, provincial, and city or local - in areas such as food safety, investment and trade, forestry, drinking water, oil and gas, and emergency management.

Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules: Multi-Level Regulatory Governance

By G. Bruce Doern and Robert Johnson

© 2006

The dynamics of multi-level regulatory governance are ever-changing, not just in a North American context, but in a global one as well. Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules, clarifies the nature, causes, and dynamics of levels of regulatory governance in, or affecting, Canada. Edited by G. Bruce Doern and Robert Johnson, this collection makes conceptual and practical contributions to the debate over what kinds of principles and institutional approaches can resolve the problems of multi-level regulatory governance. This is the first text to provide an integrated discussion of key politico-institutional issues such as smart regulation, innovation, social and economic regulatory governance, accountability and transparency in Canada through a study of the multi-level regulatory interactions that the nation must function within.

Rules, Rules, Rules, Rules considers various sectors where rule-making spans all or most of the four levels of jurisdiction - international, federal, provincial, and city or local - in areas such as food safety, investment and trade, forestry, drinking water, oil and gas, and emergency management. A central argument of the collection is that the pressure to merge, collapse or rationalize levels of regulation is mainly driven by business interests, liberalized trade ideas, and related technological changes. Economic concerns about Canada's declining productivity compared to the U.S. are also discussed, as are issues of security, terrorism, and core business and economic concerns in the post-911 era.

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.3in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    G. Bruce Doern is a professor emeritus in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University. He is the author and co-author of numerous books on Canadian politics and policy, including Faith and Fear: The Free Trade Story, with Brian Tomlin, and Canadian Public Policy: Ideas, Structure, Process, with Richard Phidd.



    Robert Johnson is a lecturer i the school of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Abbreviations

    1. Multilevel Regulatory Governance: Concepts, Context, and Key Issues
      G. BRUCE DOERN and ROBERT JOHNSON

    Part One: Macro and Framework Regulatory Dimensions

    1. Risks and Rewards: The Case for Accelerating Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation
      MICHAEL HART
    2. Regulatory Policy: The Potential for Common Federal-Provincial-Territorial-Policies on Regulation
      ROBERT JOHNSON
    3. Federal ‘Related Science Activities’ and Multilevel Regulation
      G. BRUCE DOERN
    4. Still between a Rock and a Hard Place: Local Government Autonomy and Regulation
      CHRISTOPHER STONEY
    5. Balancing Acts: Multilevel Regulation of Canada’s Voluntary Sector
      SUSAN D. PHILLIPS

    Part Two: Sectoral Regulatory Realms and Dynamics

    1. Multilevel Regulatory Governance of Food Safety: A Work in Progress
      GRACE SKOGSTAD
    2. Investment, Trade, and Growth: Multilevel Regulatory Regimes in Canada
      GEOFFREY HALE and CHRISTOPHER KUKUCHA
    3. Forest-Sector Regulation and Communities
      KARINE LEVASSEUR and STEPHANIE PATERSON
    4. Intergovernmental Regulation and Municipal Drinking Water
      CAREY HILL and KATHRYN HARRISON
    5. Municipal Wastewater Effluent and Multilevel Regulatory Governance
      JEN SULKERS
    6. The Alberta Oilpatch: Multilevel Regulation Transformed
      KEITH BROWNSEY
    7. Multilevel Regulatory Governance in the Health Sector
      JOAN MURPHY
    8. Regulating Risk: An Assessment of Canada’s Multilevel Emergency Management Framework
      PHIL GRAHAM and CHRISTOPHER STONEY
    9. Conclusions
      G. BRUCE DOERN and ROBERT JOHNSON

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