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Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Bridget M. Hutter


Regulating the risks associated with economic activities is a feature of modern societies and one in which the state increasingly seeks to co-opt the regulatory powers of corporations. This book examines the impact of a system of enforced self-regulation on the corporate life of British railways. It uses this case study of occupational health and safety regulation to focus on broader theoretical and empirical discussions of regulation, risk, and corporate activities. A central organizing perspective of this book is that regulation is a form of risk management. It examines how workplace risks i ... More

Keywords: regulation, risk, risk management, regulatory law, corporations, self-regulation, British railways, occupational health, safety regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget M. Hutter, author
London School of Economics