• Publications
  • Influence
Policy Learning and Failure
  • P. May
  • Political Science
  • 1 October 1992
Multiple knowledges are available for utilisation in policy choice. The rank ordering of knowledges for use in decisionmaking is thus a fundamental predecision. This article shows how this
Motivation for Compliance with Environmental Regulations
A combination of calculated, normative, and social motivations as well as awareness of rules and capacity to comply are thought to foster compliance with regulations. Hypotheses about these factors
Regulatory regimes and accountability
  • P. May
  • Political Science
  • 1 March 2007
This research considers accountability issues for new forms of regulation that shift the emphasis from prescribing actions to regulating systems or regulating for results. Shortfalls at various
Performance-Based Regulation and Regulatory Regimes: The Saga of Leaky Buildings
  • P. May
  • Political Science
  • 1 October 2003
Regulatory reformers have widely endorsed greater use of a performance-based approach to regulation that defines objectives in terms of desired outcomes. The appeal of the performance-based approach
Unleashing the Power of Planning to Create Disaster-Resistant Communities
Abstract Artist Vita Marie Lovett's art quilt Toto, I've a Feeling We're Not in Miami Anymore includes debris found in her south Florida yard after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1994. She describes it
Making Governments Plan: State Experiments in Managing Land Use
"The message of this book is one of cautious optimism. New challenges to planning are coming forth...These have caused some state legislatures to be reluctant to create or strengthen
Politicians, Managers, and Street-Level Bureaucrats: Influences on Policy Implementation
This article addresses the influence of politicians, managers, and the dispositions of street-level bureaucrats in shaping actions at the frontlines of policy implementation. We investigate these for
Policy Regime Perspectives: Policies, Politics, and Governing
We call on policy scholars to take seriously the role of policies as governing instruments and to consider more fully the factors that shape their political impacts. We suggest that the lens provided
At the Regulatory Front Lines: Inspectors' Enforcement Styles and Regulatory Compliance
This study contributes to the understanding of how those street-level bureaucrats who are at the front lines of regulatory enforcement help to bring about compliance with regulations. Hypotheses
Reconsidering Policy Design: Policies and Publics
  • P. May
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1 April 1991
One of the emerging areas in the public policy literature concerns new modes of thought about the construction and analysis of public policy. This article extends notions about politics within the