Regulation is typically conceived as a two-party relationship between a rule-maker or regulator (R) and a rule-taker or target (T). This special issue sets out an agenda for the study of regulation (and rule-making more broadly) as a three- (or more) party relationship — with intermediaries (I) at the center of the analysis. Intermediaries play major and varied roles in regulation, from providing expertise and feedback to facilitating implementation, monitoring the behavior of regulatory targets and building communities of assurance and trust. After developing the basic RIT model, the papers discussed important extensions and variations of the model.
- Kenneth W. Abbott (Arizona State University) – webpage
- David Levi-Faur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – webpage
- Duncan Snidal (University of Oxford) – webpage