Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Political Science

Keywords

Political Science, Public Administration.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This Masters thesis in political science examines the recent introduction of voluntary compliance mechanisms (e.g. third party verification, experience rating, etc.) into the field of occupational health and safety. It analyses these policies from a historic and economic perspective and examines the Canadian experience to predict likely outcomes of these mechanisms. The thesis concludes that these mechanisms have the potential to be complementary mechanisms to government regulation but are unlikely to act as appropriate substitutes for government action. This is due to the inherent failings of the market's ability to regulate occupational health and safety even with its modern permutations.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .M323. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, page: 0821. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.

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