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Analysing regulatory reform in Europe

Thatcher, Mark (2002) Analysing regulatory reform in Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 9 (6). pp. 859-872. ISSN 1350-1763

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1350176022000046391


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.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Government
Public Policy Group
Centre for Analysis of Risk & Regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2008 15:27
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024 00:00

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