Regulatory Capitalism

10 10 2016

China and the challenges of consumer product safety

By | 10 October 2016|Categories: Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|Tags: |

On p. 536 of Christopher Hodges’ important new book, Law and Corporate Behaviour (2015), there is an arresting fact from the European Commission’s pan-EU Rapid Alert System for non-food product safety (RAPEX).

China was the country of origin for 1459 product safety alerts in 2013. The second most common source was “Unknown” with […]

24 08 2016

Ethical compliance management

By | 24 August 2016|Categories: Compliance, Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|

by Bill Dee and John Braithwaite

Both of us have dedicated big parts of our lives to advocacy for compliance management in corporate Australia and internationally. We take some satisfaction in the way this aspect of corporate social responsibility has developed. Yet we have one big worry

—that the compliance management field has become too narrowly focused […]

13 07 2016

Fixing profit shifting to avoid tax

By | 13 July 2016|Categories: Governance, Regulatory Capitalism, Responsive Regulation, Tax, Tax avoidance, Taxation reform|Tags: , , , , |

Around the turn of the century, the Australian Tax Office took some rather effective responsive regulatory initiatives to counter profit shifting by multinational corporations. The measures involved negotiating with major accounting firms and targeted companies who were paying little or no tax to display to them a regulatory pyramid of escalated monitoring and sanctions unless […]

22 06 2016

David Levi-Faur and “Regulation & Governance”

By | 22 June 2016|Categories: Governance, Regulation, Regulatory Capitalism|Tags: , , , , |

No one has made a larger contribution than David Levi-Faur to networked building of the strength of the regulatory studies community of scholars, especially in Europe and in political science, but much more widely as well.

David Levi-Faur in office David Levi-Faur in office

David has […]