Infrastructure provision around the world has undergone a series of profound changes in the manner of its financing and governance over the last 30 years or so. While the role of the state has diminished as a direct provider, builder and operator of infrastructure, its role as regulator and overseer has undergone substantial growth, increasing the regulatory burden on the state. While this transition has occurred relatively smoothly in developed country contexts, in developing countries the diffusion of the regulatory state has produced manifestly different forms of governance, stressing the regulatory capacity of existing and newly formed regulatory bodies. This chapter explores the impact and manifestations of regulatory diffusion in the context of the Thai energy sector and the governance mechanisms responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Copyright © 2011 by World Scientific Publishing Co., Pte. Ltd.
|Title of host publication||Infrastructure regulation: What works, why, and how do we know? Lessons from Asia and beyond|
|Editors||Darryl S. L. JARVIS, M. RAMESH, Xun WU, Eduardo ARARAL, JR.|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd|
|ISBN (Print)||9789814335737, 9814335738|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
CitationJarvis, D. S.L. (2011). Risk, regulation and governance: Institutional processes and regulatory risk in the Thai energy sector. In D. S L Jarvis, M. Ramesh, X. Wu, & E. Araral, Jr. (eds.), Infrastructure regulation: What works, why, and how do we know? Lessons from Asia and beyond (pp. 111-152). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
- Thailand energy sector
- Institutions & regulation
- Regulatory risk
- Institutional endowment