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prof. dr. B. (Benjamin) van Rooij

Hoogleraar Law and Society
Faculty of Law
Dep. Jurisprudence
Photographer: Dirk Gilissen

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 7.16
Postal address
  • Postbus 15654
    1001 ND Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Benjamin van Rooij is Director of the Amsterdam Graduate School and Professor of Law and Society at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam. He is also a Global Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine. He studies and teaches about the interaction between law and behavior. His current research focuses on individual differences in compliance, toxic corporate culture, and assumptions about behavioral change. His past work looked at compliance, regulatory law enforcement and access to justice in China in a comparative perspective. He is also co-editor of Regulation & Governance, and founding convener of ComplianceNet a global network of compliance scholars. 

     

  • Publications

    2018

    • Li, Y., Kocken, J., & van Rooij, B. (2018). Understanding China's Court Mediation Surge: Insights from a Local Court. Law & Social Inquiry, 43(1), 58-81. https://doi.org/10.1111/lsi.12234 [details]
    • Liu, N., Van Rooij, B., & Lo, C. W. H. (2018). Beyond deterrent enforcement styles: Behavioural intuitions of Chinese environmental law enforcement agents in a context of challenging inspections. Public Administration, 96(3), 497-512. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12415 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., & Fine, A. (2018). Toxic Corporate Culture: Assessing Organizational Processes of Deviancy. Administrative Sciences, 8(3), [23]. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030023 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., Li Na, & Wang Qiliang (2018). Punishing Polluters: Trends, Local Practice, and Influences, and Their Implications for Administrative Law Enforcement in China. China Law and Society Review, 3(2), 118-176. https://doi.org/10.1163/25427466-00302002 [details]

    2017

    • Fine, A., & van Rooij, B. (2017). For whom does deterrence affect behavior? Identifying key individual differences. Law and Human Behavior, 41(4).
    • Yan, H., van der Heijden, J., & van Rooij, B. (2017). Symmetric and asymmetric motivations for compliance and violation: A crisp set qualitative comparative analysis of Chinese farmers. Regulation & Governance, 11(1), 64-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12095 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., Fine, A., Zhang, Y., & Wu, Y. (2017). Comparative compliance: digital piracy, deterrence, social norms, and duty in China and the United States. Law & Policy, 39(1), 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1111/lapo.12071 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., Zhu, Q., Na, L., & Qiliang, W. (2017). Centralizing Trends and Pollution Law Enforcement in China. China Quarterly, 231, 583-606. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741017000935 [details]

    2016

    • Fine, A., van Rooij, B., Feldman, Y., Shalvi, S., Scheper, E., Leib, M., & Cauffman, E. (2016). Rule orientation and behavior: Development and validation of a scale measuring individual acceptance of rule violation. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 22(3), 314-329. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000096 [details]
    • Shi, Y., & van Rooij, B. (2016). Prosecutorial regulation in the Global South: Environmental civil litigation by prosecutors in China compared to Brazil. Regulation & Governance, 10(1), 44-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12112 [details]
    • Yan, H., van Rooij, B., & van der Heijden, J. (2016). The enforcement–compliance paradox: Implementation of pesticide regulation in China. China Information, 30(2), 209-231.
    • van Rooij, B. (2016). The Campaign Enforcement Style: Chinese Practice in Context and Comparison. In F. Bignami, & D. Zaring (Eds.), Comparative Law and Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory Process (pp. 217-237). (Research handbooks in comparative law). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781782545613.00019 [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2016). Weak enforcement, strong deterrence: dialogues with Chinese lawyers about tax evasion and compliance. Law & Social Inquiry, 41(2), 288-310. https://doi.org/10.1111/lsi.12136 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., & van den Dool, A. (2016). Lawmaking in China: Understanding Substantive and Procedural Changes. China Law and Society Review, 1(1-2), 5-60. https://doi.org/10.1163/25427466-00101002 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., Stern, R. E., & Fürst, K. (2016). The authoritarian logic of regulatory pluralism: Understanding China's new environmental actors. Regulation & Governance, 10(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12074 [details]

    2015

    • Yan, H., van Rooij, B., & van der Heijden, J. (2015). Contextual Compliance: Situational and Subjective Cost-Benefit Decisions about Pesticides by Chinese Farmers. Law & Policy, 37(3), 240-263. https://doi.org/10.1111/lapo.12035 [details]

    2014

    • van Rooij, B. (2014). Voorbij Pakkans En Strafmaat [Bespreking van: C.G. van Wingerde (2012) De afschrikking voorbij: een empirische studie naar afschrikking generale preventie en regelnaleving in de Nederlandse afvalbranche]. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 56(3), 114-119. https://doi.org/10.5553/TvC/0165182X2014056003008 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., & McAllister, L. K. (2014). Environmental challenges in middle-income countries: a comparison of enforcement in Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Mexico. In R. Peerenboom, & T. Ginsburg (Eds.), Law and development of middle-income countries: avoiding the middle-income trap (pp. 288-306). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. [details]

    2013

    • van Rooij, B., Fryxell, G. E., Lo, C. W. H., & Wang, W. (2013). From Support to Pressure: The Dynamics of Social and Governmental Influences on Environmental Law Enforcement in Guangzhou City, China. Regulation & Governance, 7(3), 321-347. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12001 [details]

    2012

    • Lo, C. W. H., Fryxell, G. E., van Rooij, B., Wang, W., & Li, P. H. (2012). Explaining the enforcement gap in China: Local government support and internal agency obstacles as predictors of enforcement actions in Guangzhou. Journal of Environmental Management, 111, 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.07.025 [details]
    • Lora-Wainwright, A., Zhang, Y., Wu, Y., & van Rooij, B. (2012). Learning to live with pollution: the making of environmental subjects in a Chinese industrialized village. China Journal, 68, 106-124. https://doi.org/10.1086/666582 [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2012). Bringing justice to the poor, bottom-up legal development cooperation. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 4(2), 286-318. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1876404512000176 [details]
    • van Rooij, B., Wu, Y., Lora Wainwright, A., & Zhang, Y. (2012). The compensation trap: the limits of community-based pollution regulation in China. Pace Environmental Law Review, 29(3), 701-745. [details]

    2010

    2009

    • Lo, C. W. H., Fryxell, G. E., & van Rooij, B. (2009). Changes in enforcement styles among environmental enforcement officials in China. Environment and Planning A, 41(11), 2706-2723. https://doi.org/10.1068/a41357 [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2009). Land Loss and Conflict in China, Illustrated by Cases from Yunnan Province. In J. Ubink, A. J. Hoekema, & W. Assies (Eds.), Land Tenure Legalization, Country Studies and Cases Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B., Li, P., Prosterman, R., Ye, J., & Wu, J. (2009). Land Reform and Tenure Security in China, History and Current Challenges. In J. Ubink, A. J. Hoekema, & W. Assies (Eds.), Land Tenure Legalization, Country Studies and Cases Leiden University Press.

    2008

    • van Rooij, B. (2008). Van Rechtsvaccuüm naar Rechtsstaat? Dertig Jaar Rechtshervorming in China . In W. L. Woerkom-Chong, & T. W. Ngo (Eds.), De Chinese Hervormingen sinds 1978: De Balans en de Toekomst (China's Legal Reforms since 1978: Current Status and Future) (pp. 97-120). Parthenon.

    2007

    • van Rooij, B. (2007). The Return of the Landlord: Chinese Land Acquisition Conflicts as Illustrated by Peri-Urban Kunming. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, 39(55), 211-245.

    2006

    • van Rooij, B. (2006). Regulating Land and Pollution in China, Lawmaking, Compliance, and Enforcement; Theory and Cases. Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B. (2006). Implementation of Chinese Environmental Law: Regular Enforcement and Political Campaigns. Development and Change, 37(1), 57-74.

    2005

    • van Rooij, B. (2005). China's War on Graft: Politico-Legal Campaigns against Corruption in China and Their Similarities to the Legal Reactions to Crisis in the U.S. Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, 14(2), 289-336.

    2003

    • van Rooij, B. (2003). Environmental Law Enforcement in Sichuan: Organization and Procedure in Comparative Perspective. China Information, 36-65.

    2002

    • van Rooij, B. (2002). Book review: Robert Heuserand Jan de Graaf (eds.), Umweltschutzrecht der VR China, Gesetze und Analysen. China Information, 16(1), 134-135.
    • van Rooij, B. (2002). China's system of public administration. In J. Chen, & J. M. Otto (Eds.), Implementation of law in the People's Republic of China Kluwer Law International.
    • van Rooij, B. (2002). Implementing Chinese environmental law through enforcement, the shiwuxiao and shuang ge dabiao campaigns. In J. Chen, & J. M. Otto (Eds.), Implementation of law in the People's Republic of China (pp. 149-178). Kluwer Law Iinternational.
    • van Rooij, B. (2002). The enforceability of Chinese water pollution regulation: what room for improvement. China perspective, 40-54.

    2018

    • Van Rooij, B. (2018). Law's Catch 22, Understanding Legal Failure Spatially. In A. Bedner, & B. Oomen (Eds.), Law, Governance and Development: Festschrift for Jan Michiel Otto (pp. 127-143). Leiden: Leiden University Press.

    2017

    • McMorrow, J. A., Liu, S., & van Rooij, B. (2017). Lawyer Discipline in a Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights from Zhejiang Province, China. Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 30(2), 267-300. [details]

    2016

    2014

    • Lo, C. W. H., Fryxell, G. E., & van Rooij, B. (2014). Enforcement Styles: Changes Over Time. In C. W. H. Lo, & S. Y. Tang (Eds.), Institutions, regulatory styles, society and the environmental governance in China (pp. 119-138). London: Routledge. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2014). Regulation by Escalation: Unrest, Lawmaking, and Law Enforcement in China. In S. Trevaskes, E. Nesossi, F. Sapio, & S. Biddulph (Eds.), The Politics of Law and Stability in China (pp. 83-106). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]
    • van Rooij, B., & McAllister, L. K. (2014). Xīnxīng gōngyèhuà zhōngděng shōurù guójiā de huánjìng zhífǎ chuàngxīn. Shengtai Huanjing yu Baohu, 2014(1), 81-92. [details]

    2013

    • van Rooij, B., & McAllister, L. K. (2013). Xīnxīng gōngyèhuà zhōngděng shōurù guójiā de huánjìng zhífǎ chuàngxīn. Zhongguo Dizhi Daxue Xuebao. Shehui Kexue Ban, 13(5), 1-11. [details]
    • van Rooij, B., & Nicholson, P. (2013). Inflationary Trends in Law and Development. Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, 24(2), 297-348. [details]

    2012

    2011

    • van Rooij, B. (2011). Acercar la justicia a los pobres: cooperación de abajo hacia arriba en las estrategias legales. In H. Birgin, & N. Gherardi (Eds.), La garantía de acceso a la justicia: aportes empíricos y conceptuales (pp. 187-219). (Género, derecho y justicia; No. 6). México, DF: Fontamara. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2011). Regulating land and pollution at Lake Dianchi: lawmaking, compliance and enforcement in a Chinese and comparative perspective. In M. Burell, & M. Svensson (Eds.), Making law work: Chinese laws in context (pp. 367-403). (Cornell East Asia series; No. 154). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University East Asia Program. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2011). Shenme shi falü fu quan? Guoji falü hezuo zhong de quanli yu jiejin zhengyi. In W. Zhang, S. Qi, & Y. Li (Eds.), Sifa gaige lunping = Judicial reform review (pp. 11-25). (Access to Justice; No. 12). Xiamen: Xiamen University Press. [details]

    2010

    • Ubink, J., & van Rooij, B. (2010). Towards customary legal empowerment: inception paper. Rome: International Development Law Organization (IDLO). [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2010). Renmin duikang wuran zhizhan: renshi Zhongguo Gongmin de Fanwuranxingdong. In J. Holdaway, W. Wang, J. Ye, & S. Zhang (Eds.), Huanjing yu Wuran: Kuaxueke Shijiao (Environment and Health: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives) (pp. 210-237). Beijing: Social Science Academic Press China. [details]

    2008

    • van Rooij, B. (2008). Pollution Regulation in Development. Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B. (2008). Bargaining About the Land Bill, Making Effective Legislation to Protect Arable Land in China. In J. Anscheidt, B. van Rooij, & J. M. Otto (Eds.), Lawmaking for Development: Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects (pp. 145-171). Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B. (2008). Lawmaking for Development: An Introduction. In J. Anscheidt, B. van Rooij, & J. M. Otto (Eds.), Lawmaking For Development: Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects (pp. 11-23). Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B., & van de Meene, I. S. (2008). Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment, Making the Poor Central in Legal Development Cooperation. Leiden: Leiden University Press.
    • van Rooij, B., Arnscheidt , J., & Otto, J. M. (2008). Lawmaking for Development, Explorations into the theory and practice of international legislative projects: Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects. Leiden: Leiden University Press.

    2006

    • van Rooij, B. (2006). Implementation of Chinese Environmental Law: Regular Enforcement and Political Campaigns. In P. Ho, & E. B. Vermeer (Eds.), China's Limits to Growth, Greening State and Society (pp. 27-55). Blackwell.

    2012

    • van Rooij, B. (2012). The people's regulation: citizens and implementation of law in China. (Oratiereeks). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2012). Compliance: Understanding Legal and Social Approaches. In H. Jiang, & Z. Wang (Eds.), Compliance: The New Development Trend of Global Companies (pp. 102-117). Beijing: China Economic Publishing House. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2012). Hegui: Cong falü he shehuixue jiaodu de jiedu. In H. Jiang, & Z. Wang (Eds.), Hegui: Quanqiu Gongsi Fazhan Xin Qushi (pp. 90-101). Beijing: Zhongguo Jingji Chunbanshe (China Economic Publishing House). [details]

    2011

    • Ubink, J., & van Rooij, B. (2011). Towards customary legal empowerment: an introduction. In J. Ubink, & T. McInerney (Eds.), Customary justice: perspectives on legal empowerment (pp. 7-27). (Legal and governance reform: lessons learned; No. 3/2011). Rome: International Development Law Organization. [details]

    2010

    • Liu, B. (2010). Qiye de shoufa dongyin fenxi. In Z. Wang, & H. Jiang (Eds.), Hegui: qiye de shouyao zeren (pp. 78-82). Beijing: China Economic Publishing House. [details]
    • van Rooij, B. (2010). Regulatory compliance: why do enterprises obey the law. In Z. Wang, & H. Jiang (Eds.), Compliance: first priority in corporate responsibilities (pp. 64-75). Beijing: China Economic Publishing House. [details]

    2009

    • van Rooij, B. (2009). De Autoritaire Rechtsstaat, Chinees Recht Gevangen in Transitie? Internationale Spectator, 62(3), 135-139.
    • van Rooij, B. (2009). Zhiqiongren De Sifa, Zixia Er Shang De Falü Fazhan He Zuo. Hongfan Pinglun, 11, 1-24.

    2008

    • van Rooij, B. (2008). Van Yi naar Yi: Rechtsbescherming tegen de Overheid in China. Novum, 30(10), 4-6.

    2007

    • van Rooij, B. (2007). Fazhan Yujingxia de Wuran Jianguan, Zhongguo de Lifa, Shoufa yu Zhifa Zhuangkuang ji he qita Guojia de Bijiao Yanjiu. Hongfan Pinglun, 9.

    2005

    • van Rooij, B. (2005). Huanjing Peichangfa, Yi Helan Wei Li De Shehui Faxue Fenxi. Keji Yu Faxue .

    2004

    • van Rooij, B. (2004). Falü De Weidu, Cong Kongjianshang Jiedu Falü Shibai. Sixiang Zhanxian , (4).

    2002

    • van Rooij, B. (2002). La loi peut-elle contrôler la pollution des eaux? De l'applicabilité et des améliorations possibles de la réglementation chinoise. Perspectives Chinoises , 72(12), 43-57.
    • van Rooij, B. (2002). Van Guanxi naar Guansi, het beslechten van conflicten in China. China Nu, 2002(27), 20-22.
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