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Regulatory impact assessment

Radaelli, Claudio M. and De Francesco, Fabrizio (2010) Regulatory impact assessment. In: The oxford handbook of regulation. Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 279-301. ISBN 9780199560219

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Abstract

This chapter brings theories and conceptual frameworks to bear on the analysis of regulatory impact analysis (RIA). First, we introduce the reader to the different notions and debates on the two sides of the Atlantic. We then provide the theoretical justifications of RIA, contrasting principal-agent explanations with pluralist and civic-republican rationales, and exploring the key issue of rationality in rulemaking. Turning to evidence, we discuss empirical papers and more conceptual studies carried out recently, and make some critical remarks. Finally, we suggest how research on RIA can be usefully organised, covering the economic, administrative, and political consequences of regulatory oversight.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 41173
Keywords: regulatory, impact assessment, regulation, trends in regulation, regulation developments, central issues in regulation, regulated professionals, political science, Political Science
Subjects: Political Science
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 14:52
Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 08:47
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41173

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