The New Regulatory State

Regulating Pensions in Germany and the UK

  • Lutz Leisering

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Towards a New Regulatory State in Old-Age Security? Exploring the Issues

  3. Theories of Social and Economic Regulation

  4. Pension Privatization and Regulation in Britain and Germany

  5. The Role of the EU

  6. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives

  7. Conclusion: Identifying the New Regulatory State

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 313-317

About this book


Explores the role of governments in creating and regulating private pensions in the UK and Germany since the 1980s. Private pensions have given rise to a new regulatory state in this area. The contributing authors compare pension regulation and utility regulation, while others analyse the regulatory role of the EU.


environment Europe European Union (EU) Germany Governance government Multi-Level Governance Nation politics privatization transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lutz Leisering
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBielefeld UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Institute for World Society StudiesGermany

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