The author thanks Robert A. Kagan and Neil Gunningham for encouraging this submission, to Soeren C. Winter for sharing the Danish farmer data, to Chris Koski for research assistance, and to each of these individuals and anonymous reviewers for providing helpful comments on earlier drafts. The Danish farmer data were collected under a project led by Soeren C. Winter that was funded by the Danish Environmental Research Program. The homebuilder data were collected under a project directed by the author with funding from the National Science Foundation to the University of Washington under grant CMS-9813371. The marine facility data were collected under a project directed by the author with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to the University of Washington under grant R82882501. The EPA funding also facilitated preparation of this article. The findings are not necessarily endorsed by the individuals who provided comments on earlier drafts, the Danish Environmental Research Program, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the University of Washington.
Compliance Motivations: Perspectives of Farmers, Homebuilders, and Marine Facilities*
Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2005
Law & Policy
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 317–347, April 2005
How to Cite
MAY, P. J. (2005), Compliance Motivations: Perspectives of Farmers, Homebuilders, and Marine Facilities. Law & Policy, 27: 317–347. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2005.00202.x
- Issue online: 11 MAR 2005
- Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2005
This paper addresses the role of differing regulatory contexts in shaping compliance motivations. These are examined for farmers and environmental regulation in Denmark, homebuilders and building safety in the United States, and marine facilities and water quality in the United States. The findings show that the influence of different regulatory practices and the relevance of normative and social considerations differ among these regulatory contexts. This calls attention to the need for more research on the interplay of regulatory arrangements and contexts in shaping motivations for regulatory compliance.