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Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society
is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series,


Reuel Schiller is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Chair & Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law


He will be speaking on his paper
“Regulation and the Collapse of the New Deal Order
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market”


For the last thirty years, politicians, policy-makers, and scholars of public administration have had considerable success in transforming the regulatory state.  They have articulated and implemented policies that have come to define a post-New Deal regulatory order: a reconceptualization of citizens as consumers, the use of market mechanisms in place of governmental directives, and the substitution of private institutions for state actors.   These ideas, frequently described as “The New Governance,” represent an abandonment of the basic premises of regulation that stemmed from the New Deal.  Gone is a commitment to policy created by federal experts. Gone is a suspicion of the ability of the free market to successfully structure the American economy.  Indeed, in many instances, gone is the idea that government should act as a countervailing force to markets at all.

To the extent that the New Governance has been the focus of scholarly attention, its rise has been attributed to the success of conservative political and ideological attacks on the New Deal political order. While there is a kernel of truth to this narrative, the actual story of the rise of the New Governance is more complicated.  This paper argues that the New Governance’s successes, both intellectually and in changing public administration, have their roots as much in the left’s powerful critique of the postwar state as they do in the rightward drift of American political culture.


Please join us on Monday, April 2 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave.

Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director


Monday, April 2, 2018
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for the Study of Law and Society


Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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