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Enforcement of Exogenous Environmental Regulations, Social Disapproval, and Bribery

Wisdom Akpalu, Håkan Eggert () and Godwin Kofi Vondolia ()

No 392, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: Many resource users are not directly involved in the formulation and enforcement of resource management rules and regulations in developing countries. As a result, resource users do not generally accept such rules. Enforcement officers who have social ties to the resource users may encounter social disapproval and possible social exclusion from the resource users if they enforce regulations zealously. The officers, however, may avoid this social disapproval by accepting bribes. In this paper, we present a simple model that characterizes this situation and derives results for situations where officers are passively and actively involved in the bribery.

Keywords: Natural resource management; bribery; law enforcement; social exclusion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q20 Q28 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2009-11-30
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-reg and nep-res
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