Unpacking the Complexity of Regulatory Governance in a Globalising World

An International Conference to Inaugurate a Global Regulatory Governance Research Network

Thursday, July 04, 2019 to Saturday, July 06, 2019

Hong Kong, China
Hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In the past two decades, there have been growing complexities in regulatory governance, owing much to the rapid diffusion of regulatory regimes from industrialized economies to developing countries and the ever-expanding scope of regulation in different sectors. In addition to complexities, new sectors (e.g., information technology and the internet) have emerged that call for some forms of government or self-initiated regulation. These newly emergent domains often involve problems that are distinctly different from those in the traditional domains (e.g., environmental, education, and financial). Even within the traditional domains, changes have been emerging given, for example, the rise of new technologies. Adding to these nation-based complexities is the globalization of regulatory governance, as pressures for the establishment of global regulatory regimes have been emerging, giving rise to the need to reconcile the regulatory norms in different parts of the world. All these developments have generated new excitement and revised agenda to existing regulatory research with greater demand for both theoretical advancement and empirical-based problem-solving.

It is expected that the conference will inspire creative thinking to examine the complexity of regulatory regimes in the emerging economies and developing countries in the Asian-Pacific region from a comparative perspective with the focus on the following topics, but not exclusively:

  • Regulatory Governance in Emerging Sectors
  • Global and Regional Regulatory Governance
  • Innovations and Value Creation in Regulatory Governance
  • Trends and Emerging Issues in Regulation and Compliance
  • Regulatory Challenges for the Global South

For more information, visit the conference website.



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