regulation


Dr Warren Mundy, Commissioner, Productivity Commission, Australia, participated in Policy Scotland’s debate on “Regulating an Independent Economy” back in December 2013. This paper was prepared for that debate. Abstract: The future prosperity of Scotland will depend on the ability of its people and its firms to innovate and adapt to […]

Business Regulation for an Independent Scotland – a view from ...


by Josef Konvitz Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow; Visiting Professor, Cities Group, Geography, King’s London; Former Head, Urban Affairs, Regulatory Policy Divisions, OECD, Paris The prospect of a recovery gives the false impression that we can go back to 2008 as if the last six years had not happened.  But something dramatic […]

Cities and new sources of growth


Political stakes are high on the front-line of public services. Professionals working in sectors such as education, health and social care function as the interface between the public and the public sector, their capacity to fulfil their duty of care a key component of modern state legitimacy. The fact that […]

The trouble(s) with regulation: How do we ‘police’ the public ...



By Dr. Mark Murphy –  Public sector accountability is an increasing concern for a range of stakeholders, including governments, the general public and not least public sector professions such as health, education and social work. Major question marks exist over the capacity of quality assurance mechanisms to both deliver quality services to […]

The politics of accountability: bureaucracy and the struggle for regulation ...