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Pursuing Compliance

Society’s Tools
  • Joseph F. DiMento
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPE)

Abstract

The explanation of noncompliance is not that society lacks strategies for promoting environmental goals. Indeed, public policy’s arsenal of sanctions and incentives is full. But the nature of the carrot or stick is not the most important factor in influencing business behavior. To understand this point it is first necessary to inventory available strategies. Choices theoretically range from draconian criminal sentences to subsidies for compliance. In reality, a variety of actors constrain choices in ways which we present in the following chapters. But it is useful to know the range of options for achieving compliance.

Keywords

Economic Incentive Criminal Penalty Criminal Sanction Environmental Violation Civil Suit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph F. DiMento
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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