Regulatory compliance and the ethos of quality enhancement: Surprises in nuclear power plant

La Porte, Todd R.; Thomas, Craig W.
January 1995
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan95, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p109
Academic Journal
Discusses the operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California as a case in which a regulated firm not only complies with externally imposed regulations but systematically sets and meets standards for its own performance that exceed those of its regulators. Conditions sustaining the situation; Typology of regulatory responsiveness.


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