This paper was presented as part of the Beyond best in practice: meeting the challenge workshop held on August 8, 2016.
Cooperation is central to any regulatory effort from deradicalisation to corporate taxpaying. It is not always easy to achieve and often trustworthiness and respect are second best alternatives. At the end of the line is authoritarian control, but where a regulated population is intent on being defiant the expense of this option is prohibitive. The wheel of social alignments outlines the conditions for building cooperation with those being regulated and with alternative authorities, while being mindful of the way in which globalised forces disrupt the best laid plans of government for its citizens.