Regulatory crises: regulatory encounters with disaster

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Event details


Date & time

Thursday 01 October 2015


Lecture Theatre 2.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building (120), McCoy Circuit, ANU
ANU Canberra


Bridget Hutter


Emma Larking
+61 (0)2 6125 1513

This presentation will take disasters as a context for examining questions about risk regulation. It introduces the notion of a regulatory crisis and considers how risk events can also become ‘critical moments’ of disruption to regulatory authorities. These are moments that can test, redefine and re-form regulatory regimes. The presentation will draw on different examples to examine the very different circumstances that can lead a regulatory crisis.

About the Speaker

Bridget Hutter has a Chair in Risk Regulation at the London School of Economics. She studied sociology at the Universities of London and Oxford and has previously worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and Jesus College, Oxford. She was Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) 2000-2010.

Bridget’s research interests are in the broad area of regulation and risk governance including the regulation of economic life; risk anticipation, resilience and natural disasters; risk based regulation; and the regulation of food, the environment, airline safety and occupational health and safety. She is author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation and has an international reputation for her work on compliance, regulatory enforcement and business risk management.

For more detail please visit Bridget’s profile.

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