Call for papers on transparent rulemaking and enforcement


The Observatory on Impact Assessment (IA) (Osservatorio AIR), invites both senior and junior scholars (including PhD students), as well as practitioners and experts to submit paper proposals dealing with the following themes:

  • Enforcement and Better Regulation (for instance: principles; risk based approach; inspections; investigations; complaint management; self-assessment for enforcement; assured guidance; enforcement oversight bodies)
  • Transparent Rulemaking (for instance: principles; data set disclosure; content and adequacy of the notice; comment disclosure; impact analysis transparency)

Abstracts should be at least 150 words long, but longer and more fully-developed abstracts up to 500 words are welcome and encouraged where possible. Abstracts should be sent (in .doc or .docx format) to by 15th December 2014. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 20th January 2015. Successful applicants will be invited to present a first draft version of their paper during a Workshop that will be held in Rome in June 2015.

The Observatory will cover travel and lodging expenses for up to four successful candidates (for a total amount of 500 € per person).

Full papers are expected to be delivered by 15th September 2015 for publication on the Observatory website, getting an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) number for the “I papers dell’Osservatorio” series. They must be no longer than 8,000 words (footnotes included) and must be sent (in .doc or .docx format) to

For any further information please contact the Observatory via mail at

About Carolina Raiola

Carolina Raiola è responsabile della comunicazione dell’Osservatorio AIR. E’ esperto della Delivery Unit nazionale del Dipartimento della funzione pubblica della Presidenza del Consiglio dei ministri, per le attività di comunicazione e consultazione pubblica nell’attuazione della riforma della PA. Per l’Osservatorio fa ricerca sulla consultazione pubblica.

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