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The Regulator-Regulatee Relationship: a new Springer!

Springer has just published a new, open access FonCSI book on the topic of the regulator-regulatee relationship. This book presents the results of a strategic analysis on this subject.

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The Regulator–Regulatee Relationship in High-Hazard Industry Sectors

Whats in it?

The relationship between regulating and regulated entities is important in ensuring that safety is not subordinated to other concerns and in maintaining public confidence. As a result, the brief addresses various pressures and trade-offs inherent in that relationship, trade-offs between such considerations as:

  • cost of the oversight activity and its effectiveness;
  • regulator independence and its level of competency and understanding of the risks involved;
  • ability to provide advice on meeting regulatory goals and being able to criticize decisions made; and
  • effectiveness and intrusion in operational activities.

The contributors show how, over time, a more horizontal or “decentred” approach to regulatory oversight has appeared, with a larger degree of delegation of certain decisions to industry and a greater role for a range of third parties such as certification bodies, auditors, insurers, industry associations and NGOs.

Articles and authors

This 12-chapter academic book is based on presentations by international experts who were invited to FonCSI’s strategic analysis seminar.

  • “The Unfolding Regulator–Regulatee Relationship”, de Jean-Christophe Le Coze (Ineris, France)
  • “The Risk of Risk Regulation: A Thirty-Year LSE Perspective”, de Martin Lodge (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) and Christopher Hood (Oxford University, UK)
  • “The Role of Third Parties in Regulatory Systems: Examples from Financial Services Regulation”, de Julia Black (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
  • “The Healthcare Regulatory Ecosystem”, de Jeffrey Braithwaite (Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Australia)
  • “The Tripartite System: A Key in Polycentric Risk Governance: Lessons from Norwegian Offshore Industry”, de Preben H. Lindøe (University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • “The Power of Dialogue: The Regulator–Regulatee Relationship in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry”, de Ulla Forseth (NTNU, Norway)
  • “Recognising the Social Nature of Regulatory Compliance and Focusing on Front-Line Interactions”, de Michelle C. Pautz (University of Dayton, USA)
  • “Standards, Certification, and Accreditation: Indispensable Tools for European Safety Regulations?”, de Jean-Pierre Galland (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France)
  • “Auditism: Symptoms, Safety Consequences, Causes, and Cure”, de Kristine Vedal Størkersen (SINTEF Ocean, Norway)
  • “Rule Design: Defining the Regulator–Regulatee Relationship”, de Cary Coglianese (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • “Responsive Regulation, Trust, and Intrinsic Motivation Within the Nuclear Industry: Impacts of a Safety Culture Tool”, de Benoît Bernard (Bel V, Belgium)
  • “The Regulator, the Regulatee, and the End of the World as We Knew It”, de Julien Etienne (Independent Consultant, UK)


This is the 14th  FonCSI book published by Springer, and the latest in the SpringerBriefs in Safety Management collection.

Enjoy the book!