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Pursuing Trust in Environmental Regulatory Interactions: The Significance of Inspectors’ Interactions with the Regulated Community
Administration & Society
  • Michelle C. Pautz, University of Dayton
  • Carolyn Slott Wamsley
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2012
Abstract
In environmental policy, the interactions of frontline environmental regulators and their counterparts in the regulated community constitute environmental protection in the United States. The authors offer a framework of the different types of interactions these actors may have with one another based on trust. Kettl and Fiorino, among others, have indicated that trust is a fundamental problem in environmental regulation. Building on these assertions, the authors delve into the extant trust literature and offer a definition of trust and, argue that trust is positive and should be sought in these relationships. The authors develop a framework of relationships between inspectors and facility personnel based on varying degrees of trust and offer testable hypotheses.
Inclusive pages
853-884
ISBN/ISSN
0095-3997
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Michelle C. Pautz and Carolyn Slott Wamsley. "Pursuing Trust in Environmental Regulatory Interactions: The Significance of Inspectors’ Interactions with the Regulated Community" Administration & Society Vol. 44 Iss. 7 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_pautz/21/