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Dimensions of Enforcement Style: Factoring in Regulatory Autonomy and Capacity

34 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2009  

Lesley K. McAllister

University of California, Davis - School of Law

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Date Written: July 9, 2009

Abstract

This article explores how the concept of enforcement style can be adapted to be more analytically useful in the study of regulatory behavior and its effects in developing countries. In its first part, the article sets forth a dimensional conception of enforcement style and suggests two new dimensions to incorporate the variations in the autonomy and capacity of regulatory agencies that are so significant in developing countries. In its second part, the article uses this analytical framework to compare the enforcement styles of state environmental agencies in two Brazilian states, São Paulo and Pará.

Keywords: enforcement style, regulatory enforcement, autonomy, capacity, Brazil, developing countries

JEL Classification: K32, K10

Suggested Citation

McAllister, Lesley K., Dimensions of Enforcement Style: Factoring in Regulatory Autonomy and Capacity (July 9, 2009). Law and Policy, Vol. 32, 2010; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-021. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1432132

Lesley K. McAllister (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

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Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

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