This comprehensive collection conveys leading scholarly ideas on modern regulatory governance since 1871. The first two volumes lay out the rationales for and critiques of technocratic governance in industrialized societies. They trace the evolution of regulatory institutions, highlighting the most recent era of globalization, deregulation, privatization and regulatory innovation. The third volume presents influential frameworks for understanding regulatory culture in action, assessing the impacts of regulatory policies, and explaining regulatory change. With an original introduction by the editor, this set is a definitive compendium for libraries, regulators, administrative lawyers, regulated businesses, NGOs and scholars of regulation from across the social sciences.