Women such as the Kader workers seek employment in factories because it offers real advantages. Kader was the worst industrial fire globally of the twentieth century. The reforms following Kader, whilst recognizable to regulatory policy makers in the West, must be understood in terms of the place in which they occur. The relationship between law and practice, between law and social norms, is central to understanding the potential of the reforms, following Kader, to improve safety. Regulatory scholarship is part of globalization in a very real sense, and as deserves some scrutiny in the context of that debate. The first challenge to be met in order to understand the impact of globalization on regulatory reform is to comprehend local ‘regulatory character’, the relationships between individuals, social norms and laws. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.