Publication
Title
Measuring multi-level regulatory governance : organizational proliferation, coordination, and concentration of influence
Author
Abstract
As regulation increasingly results from the interplay of a wide array of different actors operating at different levels, it has become crucial to focus on how these constellations of regulatory actors operate. Although this research field presents huge potential for theoretical development, we still lack the measurement techniques to allow systematic comparative research. We contribute to filling this gap with four indices measuring crucial characteristics of multi-actor regulatory arrangements: (i) the scope of organizational proliferation; (ii) the extent of coordination between regulatory actors; (iii) the amount of influence that each individual regulatory actor has on the sector regulation; and (iv) the extent to which the regulatory influence is concentrated in the hands of one or a few actors. We argue that our indices are sufficiently systematic, reliable, and flexible to be applied in a variety of research contexts relating to multi-level and multi-actor regulatory governance.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Regulation & governance. - Carlton Victoria (Austr.)
Publication
Carlton Victoria (Austr.) : Blackwell Asia, 2017
ISSN
1748-5983
Volume/pages
11:3(2017), p. 252-268
ISI
000408906500002
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 15.08.2018
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 23.08.2016
Last edited 18.11.2017
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