Values at Stake in Regulatory Practice: Managing Discretion & Governing Choices with Professor Malcolm K Sparrow
This seminar is designed to allow participants to explore the range of obligations that act on them: as public officials, as professional regulators, and as individuals with their own consciences, beliefs, and loyalties. We will explore together different types of regulatory discretion and decision-making, working towards a clearer vision of the range of values that impinge, and the practical challenge of navigating the tensions and dilemmas that arise when legitimate pressures pull in different directions.
This seminar provides an opportunity for attendees to:
- Evaluate your own organisation’s practices in declaring their governing values and seeking to use them to govern operational decision making &
- Assess your agency’s ability to explain and defend the more complex and nuanced judgments that regulatory decision-making inevitably requires