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David Levi-Faur and “Regulation & Governance"

22nd June 2016

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John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite is a Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network), now School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University.

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By John Braithwaite

No one has made a larger contribution than David Levi-Faur to networked building of the strength of the regulatory studies community of scholars, especially in Europe and in political science, but much more widely as well.

David has been the originator and key thinker—alongside Jacinta Jordana—developing the concept that we live in an era of Regulatory Capitalism. This has become an important theme in my own research. Founding and continuously leading the journal Regulation & Governance has been one of David’s greatest contributions. When David was working as a Research Fellow at RegNet he came to me with the plan of establishing this journal. I was reluctant because it seemed so much work. But David promised and delivered on doing most of that work.

We persuaded Blackwells to run it out of their Melbourne office (now the Wiley-Blackwell Asian Office). As one commentator recently said, it has become quite exceptional as a non-US-based journal in achieving a really high impact among social science journals—especially as a journal that is only 11 years old.

Cary Coglianese (now at Penn Law, then at Harvard’s Kennedy School) joined us as a third editor. Cary is a supreme North American networker of our field and did a superb job of getting the journal linked into American networks, as did co-editors from the US and Canada who succeeded us.

David recently sent around a post with this news:

Reg & Gov impact factor for the year 2015 is 2.724. This brings us to 3rd place out of 47 journals in the Public Administration category, 8th out of 163 in the Poli-Sci category, 10th out of 147 in the Law category.

Read the entire blog post on War.Crime.Regulation.

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