Literature Bulletin. Political Science Publications, no. 3-2016

Political Control and Agency Independence

Badran, A. 2016. Revisiting Regulatory Independence, Public Policy & Administration, Advance online publication.

De Kruijf, J.A.M. and S. van Thiel. 2016. Political Control of Arm’s Length Agencies: One Standard Does Not Fit All, International Public Management Journal, Advance online publication.

Hollibaugh jr, G.E. 2016. The (Conditional) Irrelevance of Agency Expertise, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Advance online publication.

Maggetti, M. and Papadopoulos, Y. 2016. The Principal-Agent Framework and Independent Regulatory Agencies, Political Studies Review, Advance online publication.

Teodoro, M.P. and M.A. Pitcher. 2016. Bureaucratic independence in developing countries, Journal of Public Policy, Advance online publication.

Delegation, Reorganization and Agency Termination

Boin, A., C. Kofman, J. Kuilman, S. Kuipers and A. van Witteloostuijn. 2016. How mission change affects the survival of U.S. federal independent agencies, 1933–2011, Governance, Advance online publication.

Corbett, J. and C. Howard. 2016. Why perceived size matters for agency termination, Public Administration, Advance online publication.

Dommett, K., M. MacCartaigh and N. Hardiman. 2016. Reforming the Westminster Model of Agency Governance, Governance, 29(4): 535-552.

EU Agencies and Multi-level Regulatory Governance

DeFrancesco, F. and G. Castro. 2016. Regulatory agencies and de facto convergence of EU rail liberalization, Journal of European Public Policy, Advance online publication.

Egeberg, M. and J. Trondal. 2016. Researching European Union Agencies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Advance online publication.

Accountability & Participation

O’Connor, R.E. 2016. Transparency and the Regulatory Process in Europe and the United States, Journal of Risk Research, 19: 1129-1140.

Pautz, M., S. Rinfret and M. Rorie. 2016. Interactions Among State Environmental Regulators and Regulatees, International Journal of Public Administration, Advance online publication.


Scholten, M. and D. Scholten. 2016. From Regulation to Enforcement in the EU Policy Cycle, Journal of Common Market Studies, Advance online publication.

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