Deconstructing Conventional Wisdom

  • Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito


This chapter deconstructs both identities and common wisdom in the regulatory process. After the presentation of stakeholders in the US regulatory process, it moves onto the deconstruction of misconceptions by first considering various levels of analysis (from international to individual). Second, it contemplates multiplication of stakeholders in the regulatory process and demonstrates why all of them should be included. Third, it explains the benefits of a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to regulatory issues, rather than addressing only one discipline at the time. Fourth, it stresses the importance of studying the regulatory process over time, not simply limiting the study to periods of high public pressure. Finally, it deals with the issue of lack of transparency and demonstrates the futility of division of public and private values.


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  • Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
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  1. 1.Department of History and International RelationsUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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