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The ANNALS: Our Bimonthly Journal of Research

Regulatory Intermediaries in the Age of Governance

Edited By: Kenneth W. Abbot, David Levi-Faur, and Duncan Snidal

Regulation is often viewed as a two-party relationship between a regulator (R) and the target (T) of its regulation. This volume purposes regulation as a three-party system, where diverse intermediaries (I) provide assistance to regulators and/or the target, by drawing on their own capabilities, authority, and legitimacy. The authors refer to this system as the “RIT model.”

This volume of The ANNALS introduces examples of regulation that support the RIT model…read more.


Featured Fellow

William Julius Wilson, 2000 W.E.B. DuBois Fellow

William Julius Wilson is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. Only 19 of Harvard’s professor currently hold University Professorships, Harvard’s highest professional distinction. He is also the Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program. After receiving his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966, Professor Wilson taught sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1972. In 1990 he was appointed the Lucy Flower University Professor and director of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Urban Inequality. He joined the faculty at Harvard in July of 1996…read more.