Construction and regulation of “dangerous consumptions” : re-regulating state casino capitalism - an Australian regulatory case study

Hancock, Linda 2013, Construction and regulation of “dangerous consumptions” : re-regulating state casino capitalism - an Australian regulatory case study, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Title Construction and regulation of “dangerous consumptions” : re-regulating state casino capitalism - an Australian regulatory case study
Author(s) Hancock, Linda
Publication date 2013-12
Series Jerusalem Papers in Regulation & Governance Working Paper Series
Issue number Working paper : 59
Total pages 34
Publisher Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Place of publication Jerusalem, Israel
Keyword(s) regulation
responsive regulation
casinos
dangerous consumptions
responsible gambling
Summary This paper explores insights into the regulatory state and state capitalism through the lens of how states construct and regulate markets in the area of ‘dangerous consumptions’, in particular, land-based casino gambling. It focuses on what is needed for public interest regulation; with a focus on consumer protection and harm prevention. Gambling constitutes a site of explicit state regulation as the state decides and negotiates license-to-operate conditions along with the degree of significance accorded to impact/harm, regulatory monitoring and enforcement, harm prevention and state/operator duty of care...

This paper outlines conceptualization of gambling as a ‘dangerous consumption’. Secondly, it examines the dominant regulatory paradigm responsive regulation (RR) and adequacy of RR as conceptual framework for the challenges posed by gambling as a ‘dangerous consumption’. Thirdly, it draws on a regulatory case study of RR in practice, drawing on a multi method approach to regulation of an Australian land-based casino [Victoria’s monopoly Crown Casino]. It concludes that current use of RR is inadequate to the task and argues for alternatives principles and public health approach as in the OECD hazard avoidance model applied to chemical accidents. This prioritizes prevention, preparedness [for risk/harm eventualities] and response [enforcement] and points to the need for a more nuanced response to the regulation of dangerous consumptions that directly addresses public interest.
ISSN 2079-5882
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A6 Research report/technical paper
Copyright notice ©2013, Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061154

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