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Self-regulation

The delegation of the state regulatory power to a nongovernmental organization or private association.

(Pal, 2006, p. 183)

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The main examples of professions that self-regulate in Canada are medicine, law, and engineering. The assumption made by policymakers in these cases is that these professions can be trusted not to take the short-term view or operate primarily for economic gain.

References

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition.
     
Self-regulation

The delegation of the state regulatory power to a nongovernmental organization or private association.

(Pal, 2006, p. 183)

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The main examples of professions that self-regulate in Canada are medicine, law, and engineering. The assumption made by policymakers in these cases is that these professions can be trusted not to take the short-term view or operate primarily for economic gain.

References

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on December 5, 2010


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