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The phrase "Regulation, like any other form of coercive action" suggests a political agenda smacking of libertarianism. More neutral phrasing is preferred. BFWB 19:22, 23 Oct 2011 (CST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)


Does this page need to be split (disambiguated?) as there are two clearly different senses of regulation, ie a legal instrument, and the process of social or state control, sometimes done through reglations. TonyClarke 11:17, 23 Sep 2003 (UTC)

had created a stub on Regulatory Authority bfor coming across this article. thoughts on how the two shld develop? Doldrums 16:53, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

What about safety regulations? I can see how it might be related to aspects of market failure (e.g. incomplete information on risk or negative externalities), but it seems too ubiquitous not to explicitly mention. Dave A 21:37, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Market Failure[edit]

The article cites one reason for the introduction of regulations as: Market failures - regulation due to inefficiency. Intervention due to a classical economics argument to market failure. However Market failures, or that is to say what is termed a market failure by neoclassical economic theory, is not attributable to classical economics. -- 14:54, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Acts and regulations[edit]

Which is the common name for acts (generally, rules from the Parliament or Congress) and regulations (rules from the goverment) ? Legislation ?. --Mac (talk) 09:33, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

This article is poorly written in comparison to the general standard of legal articles on wikipedia. It needs to be re-written by either a lawyer or a good social science academic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:58, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Confusion - propose move[edit]

I think this article confuses different ideas of what regulation can be. This is particularly evident in the "International experience" section. For example an EU directive is actually much more like an Act of Parliament (primary legislation) than a regulation in the UK which is a kind of Statutory Instrument (secondary legislation).

But both in the UK and the rest of the EU, if not the world in general, "regulation" also has the broader meaning of regulating the market, which can be done by a variety of different legal and non-legal methods.

I propose to move this article to "Regulation (socio-legal concept)" and put a disambiguation page in its stead. — Blue-Haired Lawyer

I've suddenly had second thoughts about this. This article is really the primary topic and a properly written hatnote rather than a page move would have sorted out. I may need an admin to revert all this.
Regulation -> Regulation (disambiguation)
Regulation (socio-legal concept) -> Regulation
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External Links[edit]

Would this be an interesting and timely external link to have on this page about the BP oil spill and the long history of allowing industries to regulate themselves? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fishman0 (talkcontribs) 18:38, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

It appears that your only edits involve adding links to the New Republic site. --Ckatzchatspy 21:19, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

The claim of $1.75 trillion cost per anum is disputed in where the authors estimate U.S. costs of 2008 regulation at $62 to $73 billion, with benefits of $153 to $806 billion. RMunsonNJ (talk) 20:04, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Potential resources[edit]

If I ever get around to fleshing out more of this article (in addition to the History section which I worked on), I will probably get ahold of Global business regulation. For the United States, [consumer Regulation and Consumer Protection] may be helpful altho perhaps better suited to consumer protection. II | (t - c) 18:20, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Regulation by regulated region[edit]

So I just created Category:Regulation by regulated region - what do you think of it? I got a few questions regarding that category:

  1. Should it be moved over to Category:Regulations by regulated region (plural but more specified to specific regulations opposed to regulation in general)?
  2. Where to draw the line between article that belong to that category (it subcategories) and those that instead belong into other categories of law? And does it make sense to have that category when there already are categories for law by regions? If not would it be enough to modify this category / specify it better?

Also could you please help with that category? I won't populate it much - most if its entries are intended to be examples of what should probably belong into the category.

--Fixuture (talk) 08:59, 22 January 2017 (UTC)