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Regulation is the management of complex systems according to a set of rules and trends. In systems theory, these types of rules exist in various fields of biology and society, but the term has slightly different meanings according to context. For example:

  • in biology, gene regulation and metabolic regulation allow living organisms to adapt to their environment and maintain homeostasis;
  • in government, typically regulation means stipulations of the delegated legislation which is drafted by subject-matter experts to enforce primary legislation;
  • in business, industry self-regulation occurs through self-regulatory organizations and trade associations which allow industries to set and enforce rules with less government involvement; and,
  • in psychology, self-regulation theory is the study of how individuals regulate their thoughts and behaviors to reach goals.

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Organizations relating to Regulation

World Conference on Urine Therapy
International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy / Idaho Falls ID, USA / Est. 1983
Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1986
International PhotoTherapy Association / Est. 2005
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Hellerwork International / San Clemente CA, USA
International Movement for Therapeutic Free Choice / Paris, France / Est. 1968
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine / Milan, Italy / Est. 1999
International Health Regulations, 1969 / Est. 1969
West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Association / Abuja, Nigeria
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer / London, UK
International Veterinary Chiropractic Association / Hildesheim, Germany
European Chiropractors' Union / Hampton Hill, UK / Est. 1932
European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1980
International Association for Physical Therapists Working with Older People / Ankara, Turkey / Est. 2002
Asian Confederation of Physical Therapy / Taichung, Taiwan / Est. 1980
International Intradiscal and Transforaminal Therapy Society / Phoenix AZ, USA / Est. 1987
TOPRA - The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs / London, UK / Est. 1986
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic / Bournemouth, UK / Est. 1965
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group / Villigen, Switzerland / Est. 1985
International Association of Yoga Therapists / Little Rock AR, USA / Est. 1989
International Society for Vaccination and Immunotherapy / Munich, Germany / Est. 2005
International Strabismological Association / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1966
Latin American Tissue Banking Association / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 2000
International Society for Medical Shockwave Therapy / Linz, Austria / Est. 1997

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World Problems relating to Regulation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Excessive government intervention in the private sector
Inadequate plant quarantine
Distortion of international trade by minimum pricing regulations and other measures to regulate domestic prices
Environmental hazards of nuclear weapons industry
Distortion of international trade by discriminatory formulation of health and sanitary regulations for agricultural and pharmaceutical products
Excessive regulation of television
Restrictive building codes in urban areas
Domestic bias in the regulation of restrictive business practices
Torture through behavioural regulation
Economic crime
Violation of regulatory codes
Inadequate firearm regulation
Distortion of international trade by discriminatory application of antidumping regulations
Evasion of shipping regulations and taxes by flags of convenience
Inadequate laws

Action Strategies relating to Regulation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Harmonizing transport of dangerous goods
Self-regulating forestry management
Regulating trade in endangered species

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