Risk Regulation Under Pressure

@article{Hood2001RiskRU,
  title={Risk Regulation Under Pressure},
  author={Christopher C. Hood and Henry Rothstein},
  journal={Administration \& Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={21 - 53}
}
This article explores a style-phase model of staged organizational responses to external pressure for change against two competing hypotheses, focusing on demands for greater openness and transparency. A study of six risk regulation regimes in the United Kingdom revealed that only half were exposed to substantial pressures of this type. Responses of organizations in the “high-pressure” regimes were varied, but the overall pattern was consistent with a mixture of an autopoietic and staged… 

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