Publication
Title
Do rules breed rules? Vertical rule-making cascades at the supranational, national, and organizational level
Author
Abstract
Understanding where (ineffective) organizational rules come from is of vital importance for both public administration scholars and practitioners. Yet little is known about the underlying mechanisms that explain why external rules may cause organizational rule breeding and, as a by-product, red tape. Using a combination of archival and interview data, the authors empirically study rule-breeding processes in the case of Gasunie, which is a heavily regulated Dutch gas transport organization. The archival findings indicate that rule stocks have increased substantially over time at every policy level. Furthermore, the interview data support the notion that policymakers at different levels are jointly responsible for excessive rule breeding and, ultimately, organizational red tape.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International public management journal. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2018
ISSN
1096-7494
Volume/pages
21 :4 (2018) , p. 650-676
ISI
000446216400007
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.11.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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