On Tuesday 9 October Professor Robert Kagan presented a seminar Fear, duty and regulatory compliance, at RegNet which examined how news headlines repeatedly provide us examples of terrible accidents, injuries, economic losses, and environmental harms caused by the failure of regulated business entities to comply with government regulations. At the same time, social science research indicates that regulatory compliance is common, indeed quite prevalent.
Professor Kagan also discussed the lessons of three research projects he conducted with RegNet's Professor Neil Gunningham and Dr. Dorothy Thornton of UC Berkeley.
The seminar available to watch on The Australian National University's YouTube channel.
Also available to watch on The Australian National University's YouTube channel is Professor Andrew MacIntyre, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, discussing the exceptional nature of the US legal system with world-renowned socio-legal expert Professor Robert Kagan. The two examine the influence of conservative politics on American justice, the nature of adversarial legalism and the rise of constitutionalism where the courts become a battleground for political action.