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Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation without enforcement

Steve Tombs


A relatively unexplored aspect of UK austerity politics has been intense anti-regulatory pressures in the name of ‘freeing’ private capital to produce wealth, employment and tax revenues. Focusing on environmental, food, and workplace safety, this book examines the nature of ‘social protection’ and the dynamics of regulation, considering how the current crisis of ‘anti-regulation’ was reached and how it might be transcended. The starting point of this book is with what appears to be the contemporary paradox of regulation: on the one hand, most developed economies, not least the UK, are undergo ... More

Keywords: austerity, crisis, enforcement, environmental protection, food safety, health and safety, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447313755
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Tombs, author
The Open University