November 9, 2018
John Braithwaite will be delivering the Mitchell Lecture, entitled "Tempered Power, Variegated Capitalism, Law and Society." The talk will be complemented by a day-long Baldy Center conference, "Tempering Power".
Braithwaite is one of the world’s greatest scholars of regulation and governance. For 40 years he has consistently led the way in understanding and improving how societies channel behavior toward the broader public good. He was a primary inventor of the concept of “responsive regulation”: regulation that considers its actual effects on both intended beneficiaries and regulated parties, and adapts accordingly, always seeking to enhance freedom and reduce domination. He has moved scholarship on crime and war, and the law enveloping them, in similar directions, working with governments, communities, movements, and scholars around the world. In this path-breaking presentation he will address the challenges of pursuing these goals in a world of “variegated capitalism” — i.e., one in which the fundamental economic structures to be dealt with vary greatly among sectors and fields, both within and among societies.