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Regulatory domain and regulatory dexterity: critiquing the UK governance of 'fracking'

Stokes, Elen ORCID: 2016. Regulatory domain and regulatory dexterity: critiquing the UK governance of 'fracking'. Modern Law Review 79 (6) , pp. 961-986. 10.1111/1468-2230.12226

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This article provides a critique of the UK government's regulatory response to ‘fracking’. It shows how government has adopted two distinct schemas of regulation, which may usefully be classified under the headings ‘regulatory domain’ and ‘regulatory dexterity’. These schemas rely on very different interpretive conventions and are in many ways contradictory. Yet, government uses both ‘domain’ and ‘dexterity’ arguments simultaneously in order to advance its policy in favour of fracking. The article explains how two seemingly different regulatory approaches work together towards the same policy goal, and highlights the role of law in facilitating technological development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0026-7961
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 October 2017
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2015
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2023 08:41

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