Dr Julien Etienne

Research Fellow

Tel: 020 7955 6349
Fax: 020 7955 6578
Email: j.etienne@lse.ac.uk|

Research interests

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Compliance theory
  • Trust and control in regulatory encounters
  • Self-reporting of bad news by regulatees to regulators
  • Major accident hazards
  • Organisational reliability

Selected publications


Book reviews

  • Etienne, J. (2012) Book Review: Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance, by Michael E. Kraft, Mark Stephan, and Troy D. Abel, Governance, 25(3): 517-520.
  • Etienne, J. (2011) Book Review: Off Center, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, Revue française de science politique, vol. 61, Nb.4, pp. 773-775.

Works in Progress 

  • Etienne, J. (2012) ‘The strategic misappropriation of risk regulation in the workplace:  worker involvement in the reporting of industrial incidents to regulatory authorities in France and the UK’ (presented at EGOS Conference, 5-7 July 2012, Helsinki)
  • Etienne, J. (2012) ‘Incident disclosures by high hazard industries: voluntary initiatives in France and the UK’ (presented at ECPR Regulation & Governance conference, 27-29 June 2012, Exeter)
  • Etienne, J. (2012) ‘Disclosures and non-disclosures of industrial incidents by high hazard industries and regulatory responses’ (presented at Transatlantic Conference on Transparency Research, 7-9 June 2012, Utrecht)
  • Etienne, J. and G. Schnyder (2011) Improving the Micro-Foundations of Actor-Centered Institutionalism

Selected projects

Selected news items

  • In March 2014 Julien has joined the Social Science Research Unit of the Food Standards Agency as a secondee.
  • Contributed to the Löfstedt Independent Review of Health and Safety Legislation; report published in November 2011.
  • Gave a presentation on 'Understanding the Psychology of Regulated Individuals and Organisations', at the Centre for International Parliamentary Studies, 7 July 2011, London.
  • Presented with Gerhard Schnyder (King's College London) a paper entitled 'Historical Institutionalism and the Theory of Goal-Oriented Action: Towards a Behavioural Foundation for Institutionalism', at the SASE conference, 23-25 June 2011, Madrid, Spain.
  • Presented a paper entitled 'Compliance Theory: a Goal Framing Approach' at the ECPR Regulation and Governance conference in Dublin on 17-19 June 2010.
  • Gave a presentation on 'The Dilemmas of Risk Regulation' at the University of Geneva, Switzerland on 31 March, 2010, in the framework of the Department of Sociology's programme of public conferences.
  • Gave a presentation on the topic of industrial risk and regulatory encounters at a workshop on 'The Government of the Environment', University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, on 29 January, 2010.



Contact information

Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation
Room KSW3.10
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6349

Email: j.etienne@lse.ac.uk|


Administrative contact

Situ Diwan, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542

Email: s.diwan1@lse.ac.uk|