(P3) Campaign Style Enforcement and Regulatory Compliance
Ning Liu, Assistant professor, City University of Hong Kong
Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Campaign-style enforcement is defined as a type of policy implementation involving extraordinary mobilization of administrative resources under political sponsorship to achieve a specific policy target within a defined period of time. Various forms of enforcement campaigns have been used in many countries to achieve pressing policy goals, such as road safety, the war on drugs, anticorruption, and counterterrorism. Although the existing literature has acknowledged the importance of campaign-style enforcement, we still know little about the ways in which it helps to achieve the positive policy and enforcement outcomes that tend to be elude routine implementation and regular enforcement.
Given the widespread adoption of this alternative enforcement approach to regulatory control, we organize this panel to call for papers on topics relevant to the theme, including but not limited to:
- In what ways does campaign-style enforcement achieve a sustainable and positive impact on regulatory enforcement and compliance?
- Given the evolving regulatory environment, have there been systematic shifts in the mechanisms through which campaign-style enforcement works?
- Do regional variations in regulatory and political contexts affect the effectiveness of campaign-style enforcement?