This paper published by Australian National University reviews the changing role of the regulatory state, and the evolution of a number of next generation policy instruments, intended to overcome, or at least to mitigate, the considerable problems associated with previous policy initiatives, and traditional forms of regulation in particular. The goal is, in the words of the USA EPA ""to adapt, improve and expand the diversity of environmental strategies"" and to address the circumstances not only of laggards but also of leaders.
This paper published by Australian National University describes that Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) is providing a web-based environment facilitating research into networks. Through this VOSON web portal, researchers can easily access various storage and computational resources such as existing network data sets, tools for creating and storing new data sets, network analytical methods and network visualization tools. This paper describes VOSON System and plans for incorporating web services into the system.