Is Enforced Self-regulation a Form of Risk Taking?: The Case of Railway Health and Safety
Author: Hutter, B.M.
Source: International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Volume 29, Number 4, December 2001 , pp. 379-400(22)
Publisher: Academic Press
Abstract:Enforced self-regulation exemplifies a number of regulatory trends, in particular the co-existence of public and private forms of regulation, state moves to harness other sources of regulation and the growing attempt of the state to penetrate deep into corporate life. This paper explores the limits of enforced self-regulation through discussion of corporate responses to occupational health and safety regulation in Britain. It takes the example of the railway industry where a particularly extreme version of enforced-self regulation eventually led to tragic consequences.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC1 2AE, UK
Publication date: December 2001