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Regulation is an abstract concept of 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.

From Wikipedia

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
European Association of Producers and Distributors of Natural Medicines / Est. 1996
International Committee for the Coordination of Clinical Application and Teaching of Autogenic Therapy / Est. 1961
Women's Association for Natural Medicine Therapy / Est. 1995
International PhotoTherapy Association / Est. 2005
European Society for Respiratory and Cardiovascular Kinesitherapy
International Union of Therapeutics / Est. 1934
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Hellerwork International / San Clemente CA, USA
European Association Against Pigmentary Retinal Dystrophy and its Syndromes / Est. 1985
International Movement for Therapeutic Free Choice / Paris, France / Est. 1968
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine / Milan, Italy / Est. 1999
International Institute for Sleep-Learning and Sleep-Therapy Research and Applications
International Health Regulations, 1969 / Est. 1969
International Association on Cytobiology Therapeutics
Société internationale de chirosomathérapie
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

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World Problems relating to Regulation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Arbitrary enforcement of regulations
Inadequate enforcement of environmental regulations
Inadequate laws
Restrictive social policies
Untested use of hormones
Economically inefficient regulations
Excessive government intervention in the private sector
Ineffective regulation of pesticides
Exploitation of regulatory loopholes in countries with underdeveloped legislation
Torture through behavioural regulation
Secret laws
Violations of regulatory codes without culpability
Biased regulators
Environmental hazards of nuclear weapons industry
Flouting regulatory authority
Complex government regulations
Lack of a world government
Economic crime
Untested efficacy of environmental policy
Collusion between experts and vested interests
Water deprivation of downstream locations
Inadequate legislation against environmental pollution
Lack of integration of regulatory programmes into other socio-economic programmes
Legal absurdities

Action Strategies relating to Regulation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Establishing environmental regulatory controls
Regulating industrial environmental performance
Developing codes of conduct for international business
Managing Internet domain names
Outsourcing government regulatory responsibilities
Controlling availability of arms
Defining electronic spam
Prosecuting privacy violations on the internet
Researching effects of fiscal policy on innovation of environmental technologies
Legislating water use
Regulating Internet service providers
Self-regulating international agreements
Regulating world trade
Regulating insurance
Improving enforcement of environmental regulations
Controlling agricultural chemicals
Strengthening regulation of marine pollution
Ensuring compatibility of environmental and trade law
Standardising regulations for electrical installations
Providing sufficient gun laws
Regulating biodiversity conservation
Regulating electronic commerce
Strengthening anti-trust laws
Regulating restrictive business practices

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