Studying compliance to uncover whether compliance is occurring, and what motivates it, is central to the broader study of governance. Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes and Institutional Design develops an interdisciplinary approach for answering a classic and essential question in any rule-governed context: What factors influence the decision of an individual or organization to comply (or not) with governing rules?
Analyzing compliance from an interdisciplinary and multi-level perspective, this book examines the question of what motivates compliance in the context of salient policy issues, such as energy policy, water governance, police profiling, and drug policy, among others. The book brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts who explore the psychological, social, and institutional factors that shape compliance with formal rules embodied in laws and regulations and/or informal rules embodied in social norms. In doing so, they offer a platform for assessing individual compliance, compliance by or in the context of groups, and compliance on a systemic or societal level.
Contextualizing Compliance in the Public Sector: Individual Motivations, Social Processes and Institutional Designis an excellent resource for researchers and scholars of public administration and public policy conducting research on compliance, rules, behavior, and policy outcomes.
'Compliance with rules in society remains an understudied issue of great importance. Why do individuals (or groups) generally comply with legal rules and social norms? Under what circumstances do they choose not to comply? As this book shows, it is not a simple and straightforward matter of economic incentives. In addition to providing several interesting empirical case studies of compliance behaviour, the book provides a useful analytical framework for diagnosing compliance problems, as well as a behavioural theory of compliance. It should be of great interest to all social-scientists and policy-makers involved in the design, implementation and/or enforcement of legal rules and social norms.' - Daniel H. Cole, Professor of Law and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
'In this volume a multidisciplinary team of mostly junior researchers offer an interesting juxtaposition of hope and hard-headed analysis. Using cases drawn from an eclectic range of policy settings at local, state, and national levels, they identify the ways certain perceptions, attitudes, and institutional ties can work together to encourage citizens and public officials to go beyond the bare minimum required for regulatory compliance to realize more integrative forms of social cooperation.' - Michael D. McGinnis, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
1. Building a Framework for Contextualizing Compliance
[Saba Siddiki, Tanya Heikkila, and Salvador Espinosa]
2. Policy Compliance: Personal, Social, and Institutional Motivations
3. What comes after Marijuana Legalization? An Exploratory Assessment of Users’ Attitudes towards Rule Compliance
4. Voluntary Compliance in Environmental Programs
[Cali Curley and William L. Swann]
5. Procedural Justice and Compliance in Problem-Solving Courts
[Bradley Ray and Cindy Brooks Dollar]
6. Investigating Compliance at the Macro-Level: The Case of US Interstate River Compacts
[Tanya Heikkila and Edella Schlager]
7. Police Non-Compliance: Why Law Enforcers May Deviate from Laws, Rules and Reform Mandates
[Stuart Henry, Joshua Chanin, Megan Welsh, and Dana Nurge]
8. Humanistic Rational Choice and Compliance Motivation in Complex Societal Dilemmas
[Daniel A. DeCaro]
[Tanya Heikkila, Salvador Espinosa, Saba Siddiki]