Martin Lodge

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    Regulating in the dark: the challenges of overseeing the secret services

Regulating in the dark: the challenges of overseeing the secret services

One of the most well-known principles in the canon of Jeremy Bentham’s writings on government is the general principle of transparency. All activities, according to Bentham, were to be made open so as to allow for external scrutiny. One sector, however, was exempted from this universal principle: the security or intelligence services. The reason for this exemption appears straightforward; […]

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    The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

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An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues

In this regulatory regime, parent companies are seen as responsible and the federal regulator as weak, writes Martin Lodge

 
Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way

But businesses are not yet playing a leading role in the new area of climate cooperation, writes Robert Falkner

 

 

Refining the climate […]

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    An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues

An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues

The bursting of the dam in Mariana in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on 5 November 2015 has generated considerable headlines. The dam containing the tailings of the Fundão iron-ore mine caused at least 16 fatalities, displaced hundreds, disrupted water supplies and caused considerable environmental and ecological damage. It also had potential devastating economic and social impacts on […]