Privatization of Building Code Enforcement: A Comparative Study of Regimes in Australia and Canada

Source: Jeroen Van der Heijden, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, Vol. 2 no. 1, January 21, 2013

From the abstract:
This paper documents the effects of the privatisation of building code enforcement regimes. It notes that privatization is generally accompanied by trade-offs between competing democratic values such as effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and equity and explores the extent to which particular trade-offs might be related to aspects of the design of the regimes in which they occur.