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ManReg: The Manchester Centre for Regulation and Governance

There is a proud tradition of scholarship on regulation in the School of Law going back to the 1980s. Established in 2011, ManReg continues that tradition but seeks to take it in new directions.

ManReg is a group of over 20 academics and PhD students, distinguished by our multi-disciplinarity, diverse expertise and commitment to policy engagement. Lawyers, criminologists, socio-legal scholars and others work together on common regulatory problems across a wide range of sectors, including environmental regulation, corporate governance, media regulation, policing, intellectual property and biotechnology. We have extensive links with regulators, policy-makers and practitioners in these sectors, ensuring that our research can make a real difference.

Our four aims are:

  • To conduct and disseminate high-quality research.
  • To stimulate and co-ordinate collaboration, acting as a hub for research networks and partnerships at regional, national and international levels.
  • To engage with relevant policymakers and practitioners to inform the development of regulatory strategies and action which can enhance human, economic and environmental security.
  • To develop and deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes.

ManReg’s overarching mission is to be an internationally-recognised centre of academic excellence which also makes significant contributions to better regulation and governance across a range of fields.