Regulatory Crises: The Exploitation or Remediation of Public Troubles?

Troubling Policy seminar series

Prof. Bridget Hutter (London School of Economics)

Wednesday, March 14th
1pm – 2.30pm 
Linkway, 4th Floor, John Medley Bldg, University of Melbourne

Bridget M. Hutter is Professor of Risk Regulation in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is former Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation and author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation.This presentation will take disasters as a context for examining questions about risk regulation. It introduces the notion of a regulatory crisis and considers how risk events can also become ‘critical moments’ of disruption to regulatory authorities. These are moments that can test, redefine and reform regulatory regimes. The presentation will draw on different examples to examine the very different circumstances that can lead to a regulatory crisis.

This seminar series is hosted by the Melbourne School of Government.

The Melbourne School of Government acknowledges the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the School stands. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.