Meta Risk Management and Responsive Regulation for Tax System Integrity



Risk society and reflexivity as themes in contemporary sociology are brought together in a concrete way in the concept of meta risk management. Two case studies of the risk management of corporate risk management systems by the Australian Taxation Office are used to argue that meta risk management can be a cost-effective and responsive regulatory strategy, at least in the context of a complex risk environment such as business taxation. Meta risk management is a promising strategy when risks are volatile and difficult for the regulator tocomprehend when the risks are effectively under the control of an organization over which the regulator has leverage.