Edited by Alberto Alemanno
This edited volume ﬁnds its origin in the 1st HEC Paris Workshop on Regulation, ‘Emergency Regulation under the Threat of a Catastrophe – A Hard Look at the Volcanic Ash Crisis’, which took place, on 10–11 November 2010 at HEC Paris University main campus. This ﬁrst international workshop devoted to regulatory studies was an unforgettable event characterized by lively discussions among an unusually interdisciplinary group of scholars coming from virtually all over the world. Bringing together such a strong team of contributors has been a unique experience, and the ﬁnal product reﬂects the hard work and quality of all of those involved. The publication of this volume would have not been possible without the support of my university and that of several people. I am very grateful to HEC Paris Foundation, for sponsoring the 1st HEC Paris Workshop on Regulation, and to HEC Paris for hosting us in the magniﬁcent Le Château. The generous funding received combined with the substantive as well as moral support of HEC Dean Bernard Ramanantsoa, HEC Dean of Research, Marc Vanhuele, and of the coordinator of the Law Department, Nicole Stolowy, have rendered this publication possible. I also would like to thank Professor Vincent Brannigan for being a source of inspiration at the time of the launch of the workshop and for helping me animate the event. I am in debt to Cliff Wirajendi, whose research assistance, friendship and logistical help before, during and after the workshop have been invaluable. Finally, I...