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The significance of cost recovery for the regulation of agricultural health: A case study in pursuing grounded theory

The significance of cost recovery for the regulation of agricultural health: A case study in pursuing grounded theory

Outhwaite, Opi, Black, Robert and Laycock, Angela (2008) The significance of cost recovery for the regulation of agricultural health: A case study in pursuing grounded theory. Journal of Law and Society, 35 (S1). pp. 126-148. ISSN 0263-323X (Print), 1467-6478 (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6478.2008.00429.x)

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Abstract

This paper attempts to link theory, method, and findings in order to illustrate how an empirical approach enabled new insights into an as yet little researched field of law to be obtained. It is argued that this approach allows researchers to gain an understanding of law which exceeds the understanding gained through doctrinal or positivist analysis1 and which is sufficiently rigorous to ensure truly `grounded' findings. In the first part of the paper the field of research is introduced and its increasing relevance emphasized. This is followed by an overview of the relevant international legal frameworks, the methodological background to the research, and the relevant national legal background. Together, these highlight the interaction between the research question and the methodological approach adopted, and provide the context for the discussion of findings that follows. One particular aspect of the findings, the impact of the financial model applied to the regulatory authority, is presented in detail.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 8 MAY 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: grounded theory, agricultural health, Belize, cost recovery, biosecurity, empirical legal studies
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Law & Criminology Research Group
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4951

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