The Science of Compliance

Dealing with laws and regulations
Henriette Gelinck
Wageningen: DBB Special Products, 2007
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Compliance is often mentioned in the same breath as enforcement of laws and regulations. Our enforcement tradition is a strict one. Rules are rules. Those not willing to listen will have to suffer the consequences. Sanctions and repression characterise the enforcement of laws and regulations.

Compliance fits into the tradition of thinking in terms of quality with continuous improvement as a central theme. Quality thinking is focused on creating awareness in a cycle involving planning, execution, verifying and improving. You can't imagine a greater contrast.

‘The Science of Compliance' explores this contrast, aiming at creating a bridge between both traditions. And to transform compliance in business as well as government into a science.


This publication is only available in Dutch