Non-compliant behavior: Context and possible political treatment Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2019

start page

  • 75

end page

  • 99


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  • 104

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0210-2862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2013-9004


  • The present paper has two goals. The first is to sum up some analytical contributions to interpret normative non-compliance which put the focus on: a) government inefficiency; b) an informal or parallel order; c) the threshold of dishonesty; and d) a lack of synchronicity between motives (moral, ethical and legal) and incentives. The second is to outline new political strategies that could be useful to combat non-compliance, primarily in Latin America: nudges (interventions in the decision architecture), the think approach (internalize new social norms), and the challenge of building new collective identities.


  • non-compliant behavior; culture of lawfulness; nudge; think approach; social identity change theory; nudge