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Nurturing regulatory compliance: Is procedural justice effective when people question the legitimacy of the law?

Murphy, Kristina; Tyler, Tom R.; Curtis, Amy


Procedural justice generally enhances an authority's legitimacy and encourages people to comply with an authority's decisions and rules. We argue, however, that previous research on procedural justice and legitimacy has examined legitimacy in a limited way by focusing solely on the perceived legitimacy of authorities and ignoring how people may perceive the legitimacy of the laws and rules they enforce. In addition, no research to date has examined how such perceptions of legitimacy may...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Regulation & Governance
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2009.01043.x


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