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Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries

Edited by Martin Minogue, formerly Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Development Policy and Management and Director of the Regulatory Governance Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK and the late Ledivina Cariño, former Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, Manila
The past decade has seen a quickening of the pace and extent of privatisation reforms in developing countries. An associated set of post-privatisation policies has seen the introduction of new and changed regulatory institutions. This book critically reviews regulatory reforms in developing countries, with a particulalr focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘best practice’ model of reform, the significance of institutions of regulatory governance, and the impact of post-privatisation governance on development and poverty reduction agendas.
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Publication Date: 2007
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The past decade has seen a quickening of the pace and extent of privatisation reforms in developing countries. An associated set of post-privatisation policies has seen the introduction of new and changed regulatory institutions. This book critically reviews regulatory reforms in developing countries, with a particulalr focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘best practice’ model of reform, the significance of institutions of regulatory governance, and the impact of post-privatisation governance on development and poverty reduction agendas.

The contributors argue that while regulatory governance is regarded as highly significant in the literature on economic and social regulation in developed economies, in relation to regulatory reforms in developing countries, it is a neglected and under researched field. This book redresses the balance. Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries proposes that existing policy models of regulatory reform are inappropriate, ineffectual, and too narrowly conceived; they need to be evaluated and reshaped within the broader context of poverty reduction and developmental programmes. Drawn from diverse backgrounds, including law, political science, economics, and development policy and management, the contributors are well placed to judge issues of policy transfer between developed and developing systems of governance.

Postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in governance, public policy, public sector development studies and economics will find this book to be of great interest as will practitioners in development agencies and aid institutions.
Contributors: E.M. Alampay, E.L. Basilio, J. Brown, L. Cariño, J.C. Cuaresma, D. Eldridge, B. Goulden, P.E. Legaspi, G. Mackintosh, G. Majone, M. Minogue, K. Müller, A. Ogus, N. Phillips, F. Uys, P. Vass, P. Woodhouse, Q. Zhang
Contents:

Preface

PART I: CONCEPTUALISING REGULATION: GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
1. Introduction: Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries
Martin Minogue and Ledivina Cariño

2. States and Modes of Regulation in the Global Political Economy
Nicola Phillips

3. The Internationalization of Regulation: Implications for Developing Countries
Giandomenico Majone

4. Apples and Oranges: Comparing International Experiences in Regulatory Reform
Martin Minogue

5. Regulatory Governance and Accountability: A UK Perspective on Improving the Regulatory State
Peter Vass

PART II: CASE STUDIES IN INSTITUTIONAL REFORM
6. Regulatory Reform in Developing Countries: Designing Business Set-up Processes
Anthony Ogus and Qing Zhang

7. Reforms and Practices in Local Regulatory Governance: The Case of the Philippines
Perla E. Legaspi

8. The Philippine Port Sector: A Case of Regulatory Capture
Enrico L. Basilio

PART III: REGULATION, MARKETS AND THE POOR: CASES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND THE PHILIPPINES
9. The Capability Approach and Access to Information and Communication Technologies
Erwin M. Alampay

10. Regulatory Governance of the Water Sector in South Africa
Kobus Müller and Frederick Uys

11. Pioneering Redisributive Regulatory Reform: A Study of Implementation of a Catchment Management Agency for the Inkomati Water Management Area, South Africa
Julia Brown and Philip Woodhouse

12. Pro-poor Water Services in Metro Manila: In Search of Greater Equity
Joycelyn C. Cuaresma

13. Climbing South Africa’s Water Services Ladder: Safe Drinking Water through Regulatory Governance
Grant Mackintosh and Frederik Uys

PART IV: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR REGULATION
14. A Diagnostic Model for Capacity Building in Regulatory Agencies and Competition Commissions: An Empirical Study Based on the ICT Sector, Southern Africa
Derek Eldridge and Bryan Goulden

Index