Designing regulatory institutions.


It is argued that too much effort has been put into struggling to implement Western models of regulation against the prevailing cultural, social and political circumstances. Rather than carrying on regardless it is suggested that reformers should explore how regulatory regimes can be made more compatible with their contexts since, if they could be internalized as social norms, community disapproval might well be a more effective deterrent than imposed sanctions.


Manchester, UK, CRC Policy Brief, No. 13, 4 pp.

Designing regulatory institutions.

Published 1 January 2006