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Regulation and the role of trust: Reflections from the mining industry

Gunningham, Neil; Sinclair, Darren


The role of prosecution in achieving compliance with social regulation is a highly contentious issue, nowhere more so than with regard to work-related injury and death in the New South Wales mining industry. Following a mining disaster, political pressure prompted the mines inspectorate to abandon its traditional 'advise and persuade' approach in favour of a much tougher, deterrence-oriented approach. Our field-work suggests that while the former approach can result in regulatory capture, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6478.2009.00462.x


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