Seminario “Regulatory Procedures and Governance Outcomes”

Il 22 ottobre 2021 alle 14 CET si terrà il seminario Regulatory Procedures and Governance Outcomes, con Claire A Dunlop, Jonathan C Kamkhaji, Claudio M Radaelli, Gaia Taffoni e Claudius Wagemann.

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Claire A Dunlop, Jonathan C Kamkhaji, Claudio M Radaelli, Gaia Taffoni & Claudius Wagemann, Regulatory Procedures and Governance Outcomes , Friday, 22 October 2021; 14.00 CET, 13.00 London. 15.00 Jerusalem.

In this presentation for the seminar series Theories of Regulatory Governance we blend theory and empirical analysis by addressing the topic of the causal effects of rulemaking procedures on governance outcomes. Our topic is the design of the following four procedures in the EU-27 and the UK: consultation in the preparation of new legislation, freedom of information, impact assessment of policy proposals, and the Ombudsman. Procedural instruments that open up rulemaking to a variety of interests and actors are supposed to lead to better rules. In turn, better rules should over time increase the quality of the business environment, mitigate corruption, and contribute to more sustainable policies. This claim, often echoed in the better regulation discourse, however obscures some important causal steps rooted in mechanisms that have to be considered carefully before testing causality empirically. We first draw on theory to introduce a common measuring instrument for these four procedures, and explain how we generated a new dataset. The data are then used to map the ecological, conjunctural effect of design features on the quality of the business environment, perceptions of corruption and sustainability. We discuss a number of pathways and their implications for policy (re)design. The presentation draws on research carried out with support from the project Procedural tools for effective governance, Protego, funded by the European Research Council. .

Claire A. Dunlop is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Exeter where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on policy theories, analysis and regulation. Claire holds a first-class BA in Politics, MSc in Public Policy and PhD in all from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In 2019, she became Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and in 2020 was conferred the honour of Fellow of the Joint University Council (FJUC) for services to public administration scholarship. Claire’s research interests lie in the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization; epistemic communities and advisory politics; risk governance; policy learning and analysis; impact assessment; and social science’s policy relevance. She explores these conceptual interests at the UK and EU levels principally, and most frequently in relation to agricultural, environmental and LGBT issues. Claire has been an editor of Public Policy and Administration since 2014 and in 2021 becomes an editor of Policy & Politics. Claire is a trustee of the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) and from 2020-2023 will be the associations Vice Chair. She also sits on various editorial boards and is a College member of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Claire has taught on Masters in Public Administration courses in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and United States.

Jonathan Kamkhaji works at the Department of Engineering Management of the Politecnico of Milan as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research interests include Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Political Economy, European Integration and Research Methods. He has published research articles in Journal of European Public Policy, Regulation & Governance, International Public Management Journal and European Journal of Risk Regulation. He has also worked as a policy consultant for the World Bank in a number of development projects and recently published, for the Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series, the first systematic study on the diffusion of Impact Assessment in developing countries. In the ERC Protego project, Jonathan works on data collection methodology and protocols, liaises with the sub-contractors (legal researchers in the field) and provides training and guidance. He is co-author of all the main original research products of the Protego project. He is currently engaged in the academic conferences and workshops to disseminate the project’s findings.

Claudio M. Radaelli is Chair of Comparative Public Policy, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, where he teaches policy design and regulation at the Masters level. He also contributes to the executive training programme of the School with modules on regulation and regulatory oversight, for the European Court of Auditors and other EUI clients. A part-time professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin, Claudio is on long leave of absence from University College London. Claudio holds a double degree in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University and a PhD in political science. His research interests lie in learning, regulation, research design, and theories of the policy process. He has led as principal investigator on two ERC advanced grants, Analysis of Learning in Regulatory Governance (ALREG) and Procedural Tools for Effective Governance (Protego). Chief editor of the International Review of Public Policy (IRPP), Claudio chairs the scientific committee of the Osservatorio Analisi di Impatto della Regolazione (Rome). He is on the Executive Committees of ECPR Regulation & Governance (past-chair), International Public Policy Association and International Association for Legislation. Claudio has taught on Masters and Doctoral programs in Denmark, France (Paris and Bordeaux), Italy, Malta, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, and the UK.

Gaia Taffoni is post-doc research fellow and teaching associate at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Università Statale di Milano. She is adjunct professor at University of Genoa where she teaches public administration. Her research interest’s lies in the politics of judicial systems, comparative judicial review, regulation and innovation, and European public policy. She has explored her research interests at the EU and member states level as well as in countries of the MENA region. Gaia’s articles on the EU politics of judicial support and the European Innovation principle in Regulation appeared in international peer-reviewed journals and she published a book on the EU Judicial support in Morocco and Jordan with Palgrave Macmillan. Gaia has also co-authored some the original products of the ERC project Protego.

Claudius Wagemann is a full Professor for qualitative-comparative political science methods at Goethe University Frankfurt, as well as a part-time Professor for methods at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, Florence. He is mainly an expert on comparative case study research design, especially on set-theoretic methods, above all Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Substantially, he has recently started to direct an international research project on protests, movement parties, and their impact on democracy. He has published several text books in English and German about QCA and methods in general, research monographs on private interest governance and extremism, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on methodological and substantial issues.