Risk Governance and Risk-Based Regulation: A Review of the International Academic Literature

State of the Art in Regulatory Governance Research Paper Series, 2019.02

39 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2019

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Jeroen van der Heijden

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government; Honorary Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Date Written: June 20, 2019

Abstract

This research paper presents findings from a broad scoping of the international academic literature on the use of risk governance and risk-based regulation. It addresses six themes: (1) the evolution of thinking about risk, risk governance and risk-based regulation, (2) examples of risk governance and risk-based regulation, (3) evidence of the performance of risk governance and risk-based regulation, and (4) the epistemic challenges and (5) ethical challenges that come with this approach to regulatory governance and practice.

Keywords: risk governance, risk-based regulation, regulatory governance

JEL Classification: K20, K23, E61, H83

Suggested Citation

van der Heijden, Jeroen, Risk Governance and Risk-Based Regulation: A Review of the International Academic Literature (June 20, 2019). State of the Art in Regulatory Governance Research Paper Series, 2019.02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3406998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3406998

Jeroen Van der Heijden (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government ( email )

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New Zealand

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Honorary Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Australian National University
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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