Campaign-style enforcement and regulatory compliance

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-95
Journal / PublicationPublic Administration Review
Volume75
Issue number1
Online published14 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Abstract

This article examines the recoupling mechanism of campaign-style enforcement and its effects on environmental regulatory compliance. Drawing on the policy implementation literature and institutional theory, the authors develop a conceptual model of campaign-style enforcement in which both resource mobilization and power redistribution are theorized to address decoupling problems in regulatory compliance. The two-pathway recoupling mechanism is evidenced by an empirical investigation of the implementation of China's energy conservation and emission reduction policy as part of that country's 11th Five-Year Plan. Findings suggest that campaign-style enforcement can effectively improve regulatory compliance when it addresses the efficiency/legitimacy conflict by providing policy incentives and reorganizing a clear hierarchy of political authority. The article concludes with a discussion of the strengths and limitations of campaign-style enforcement.

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Campaign-style enforcement and regulatory compliance. / Liu, Nicole Ning; Lo, Carlos Wing-Hung; Zhan, Xueyong; Wang, Wei.

In: Public Administration Review, Vol. 75, No. 1, 01.2015, p. 85-95.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal