Policy Shock: How governments respond to crises -- and how to do better
A new book edited by four Duke University scholars examines how crisis events can reshape law and regulation, and how we can learn to do better. “This book is part of our larger project on how laws can learn,” said book co-editor Jonathan Wiener, the Perkins Professor of Law, Professor of Environmental Policy, and Professor of Public Policy. Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises reflects the culmination of a multi-year, cross-disciplinary inquiry, and is co-edited by Edward Balleisen, Professor of History and Duke’s Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; Lori Bennear, the Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment; Kimberly Krawiec, the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law; and Wiener. The project was convened by the Rethinking Regulation program at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, which Wiener and Bennear co-direct. All of the co-editors contributed essays to the book.