Psychological Oversight: Why Bills Advocating for Transparency Could Do More Harm

Edinburgh Student Law Review Vol 2, Issue 1 (2013)

3 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2018

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Mark T. Kawakami

Maastricht University Faculty of Law; Maastricht University

Date Written: February 18, 2013

Abstract

In an attempt to curtail labor exploitations taking place within the global supply chain, transparency legislations such as the Transparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill 2012-13 and other manifestations of sunshine policies have been on the rise. By incorporating findings from the field of social psychology, this short contribution questions the effectiveness of such measures and highlights some of the lurking risks should the legislators continue to promulgate similar legislations without a deeper understanding and appreciation for human cognition and psyche.

Keywords: Labor Law, Social Psychology

JEL Classification: K20, K31

Suggested Citation

Kawakami, Mark T., Psychological Oversight: Why Bills Advocating for Transparency Could Do More Harm (February 18, 2013). Edinburgh Student Law Review Vol 2, Issue 1 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3242728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3242728

Mark T. Kawakami (Contact Author)

Maastricht University Faculty of Law ( email )

Bouillonstraat 1-3
Maastricht, 6211 LH
Netherlands
630765612 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/mark.kawakami

Maastricht University ( email )

Bouillonstraat 1-3
Maastricht, 6211 LH
Netherlands
630765612 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/mark.kawakami

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