Book Chapter

From responsive regulation to ecological compliance: meta-regulation and the existential challenge of corporate compliance

Christine Parker

The Cambridge Handbook of Compliance | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2021


This chapter revisits the significance of responsive regulation for theories of compliance. It shows how responsive regulation’s theory of compliance recognises both multiple motivations for compliance and plural actors who help negotiate and construct compliance. It argues that responsive regulation theory implies responsive compliance and that this can help build possibilities for deliberative democratic responsibility and accountability of both businesses and regulators. This is the idea that Parker previously labelled the meta-regulation of the “open corporation”. This chapter concludes that since business activity, and indeed human development, now face the existential challenge of soci..

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