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Really responsive regulation

Baldwin, Robert and Black, Julia ORCID: 0000-0002-5838-3265 (2007) Really responsive regulation. LSE law, society and economics working papers (15-2007). Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Really Responsive Regulation seeks to add to current theories of enforcement by stressing the case for regulators to be responsive not only to the attitude of the regulated firm but also to the operating and cognitive frameworks of firms; the institutional environment and performance of the regulatory regime; the different logics of regulatory tools and strategies; and to changes in each of these elements. The approach pervades all the different tasks of enforcement activity: detecting undesirable or non-compliant behaviour; developing tools and strategies for responding to that behaviour; enforcing those tools and strategies; assessing their success or failure; and modifying them accordingly. The value of the approach is shown by outlining its potential application to UK environmental and fisheries controls. Putting the system into effect is itself challenging but failing to regulate really responsively can constitute an expensive process of shooting in the dark.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2007 The Authors
Divisions: Law
Centre for Analysis of Risk & Regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2009 11:26
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 00:42

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