Redefining the Measure of Success: A Historical and Comparative Look at Charity Regulation

Forthcoming in Matthew Harding (ed.), The Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Edward Elgar, 2018)

UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 0118

40 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2018  

Oonagh B. Breen

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Date Written: March 7, 2018

Abstract

This chapter focuses on three questions in its quest to better understand the historical and comparative perspectives of charity regulation. Accepting the traditional rationales for such regulation, it first explores the question of ‘how we regulate’ followed by the interrelated question of the associated cost of such regulation. Finally, the chapter examines the important issues concerning how we currently (or could better) measure the success of charity regulatory efforts. The paper draws upon the experiences of charity regulators in a range of common law countries across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Keywords: Charity regulation, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Regulatory Cost, Charity Registers, Reporting Requirements, Risk Profiling, Regulatory Agency resources, annual budget, maturity of registration, enforcement process, successful regulation

Suggested Citation

Breen, Oonagh B., Redefining the Measure of Success: A Historical and Comparative Look at Charity Regulation (March 7, 2018). Forthcoming in Matthew Harding (ed.), The Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Edward Elgar, 2018); UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 0118. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3135795

Oonagh B. Breen (Contact Author)

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin ( email )

Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland

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