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The proliferation of debris in lower Earth orbit could have disastrous consequences for the future exploration and economic use of space, but current international space law fails to address it. We explore the growing threat and what the international community can do to tackle it.
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Wherever people live, work, and play, there are rules and regulations to protect the public. We explore what regulation looks like around the world.

The proliferation of debris in lower Earth orbit could have disastrous consequences for the future exploration and economic use of space, but current international space law fails to address it. We explore the growing threat and what the international community can do to tackle it.
It may have been the second consecutive year defined by a global pandemic, but a lot happened outside of COVID-19 in 2021. We went through the headlines of the year and distilled the news down to these five pervasive trends in regulation.
No regulators are exactly alike, and each journey toward regulatory excellence will ultimately be unique. But experts from the Penn Program on Regulation offer five strategic recommendations that can be adopted by any regulator pursuing regulatory excellence. Find out what they are in Part 2 of our series on regulatory excellence.
So, Right-touch regulation might sound great in theory, but how about in practice? Does the theoretical model for "good" regulation work effectively in the world of regulation? We explore in our series on the regulatory framework.
Regulators around the world approach the process of regulation differently. In his efforts to determine what makes good regulation, Harry Cayton helped design what came to be called Right-touch regulation. In this series, Ariel Visconti explores what it is and how it is used in practice.
Provincial, state, territorial, and national boundaries effectively draw the regulatory map of the world, as licensed professionals most often need recognition in the jurisdictions in which they practice. Enter multi-jurisdictional licensing which, as Jordan Milian explains, provides licensed professionals greater flexibility to practice across different regions.
In an era where everyone lives and breathes smartphones and social media, the average citizen, licensee, or regulator's experience with government technology is not always great. In this Voices column, Paul Leavoy explores the state of the modern experience with govtech.
The global pandemic has introduced a number of changes to regulation and licensing around the world. But are they permanent? And if regulatory requirements were loosened, were they even necessary in the first place? In this Voices column, leading regulatory authority Harry Cayton explores the pandemic's impact on regulation.

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How do interstate compacts make licensing more efficient?

States are increasingly turning to interstate compacts as a way to help workers in licensed professions practice in multiple states while ensuring that the standards in place to protect the public are upheld. We take a look at different types of occupational licensure compacts and how they make licensing more efficient.

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