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dc.contributor.authorHollander, Robyn
dc.contributor.editorHelen Ross & Grant Wardell-Johnson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:25:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:25:59Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-10-12T23:14:48Z
dc.identifier.issn14486563
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14020
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, governments have shifted away from traditional command and control regulation in favour of more flexible approaches built on notions of trust and co-operation between the regulator and the regulated. Such approaches recognise the limitations of traditional methods in terms of both cost and efficacy, and rather than adopting a constabulary stance, attempt to engage with industry in a constructive way utilising economic incentives and the desire of most firms to 'do the right thing' most of the time. These 'light-handed' approaches work best when public and private interests converge, the degree of risk is low, and there is scope for third party oversight. The Tasmanian government has adopted this light-handed approach in its regulation of logging in native forests. Its Forest Practices System is built on industry co-operation where regulation is conceptualised as a partnership between government and business. This paper assesses the effectiveness of such an approach. It finds that the System has the capacity to overcome some of the hurdles to effective regulation, such as information asymmetry and industry opposition, but is limited in other respects because of a lack of transparency, the absence of third party oversight, the nature of the risk and the potential mismatch between public and private interests.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEnvironment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=200604296;res=APAFT
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom17
dc.relation.ispartofpageto27
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Environmental Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleLight-handed Regulation: The Case of the Tasmanian Forest Practices System
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2006. Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorHollander, Robyn A.


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