Trust of Private Businesses in State Regulatory Enforcement Authorities

Trust of Private Businesses in State Regulatory Enforcement Authorities

Dobrolyubova E.I.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Leading Researcher, Center of Public Administration Technologies, Institute of Applied Economic Studies, Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia.

Yuzhakov V.N.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Director of Center of Public Administration Technologies, Institute of Applied Economic Studies, Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia.

Pokida A.N.

Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Director of the research Center of Social and Political Monitoring at School of Public Policy, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia

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The article was funded by the state assignment for research and development studies to RANEPA.

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Dobrolyubova E.I., Yuzhakov V.N., Pokida A.N. Trust of Private Businesses in State Regulatory Enforcement Authorities. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 5. P. 49-59


Trust in public institutes is closely correlated with public policy effectiveness in various areas. In literature it is common to analyze trust in government or certain public institutions by total population. However, such indicator may not reflect specifics of certain groups. This article based on 2021 sociological survey evaluates the trust in state regulatory control bodies by representatives of private businesses. It is demonstrated that the trust in these authorities on the part of businesses who had experience in interacting with such bodies is higher compared to the one measured for total population. The gap is explained by the fact that business trust is influenced by perceptions of personal experience in dealing with state regulatory enforcement bodies, performance and integrity of these authorities. Noteworthy, business trust in state regulatory enforcement bodies is also correlated with perceptions of quality of regulations which are the subject for inspections by the authorities in question.

business; trust; inspection; regulatory enforcement authorities; regulation; risks of harm


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