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Analysing regulatory reform in Europe

By Mark Thatcher

Abstract

The volume examines changes in regulatory rules, organizations and policies across several European countries and policy domains, why these changes have taken place and their consequences. The 'regulatory state' hypothesis suggests that regulatory reforms involve a new mode of governance in Europe, with alterations in state functions, political arenas, institutions, actors and policy styles. The volume finds that although several features put forward by the 'regulatory state' model have spread, they remain limited and there is great diversity across countries and domains. It analyses the reasons for this, notably variation in international pressures for change and mediation by national factors. It looks at the effects of regulatory reform on participation in regulatory politics, relationships among actors, economic, social and market outcomes. An analytical framework based on different 'regulatory regimes' offers the best route forward to analyse regulatory reform across countries and sectors

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1080/1350176022000046391
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:16734
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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