Cancelled: ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Martino Maggetti

Martino Maggetti from the University of Lausanne presented his paper 'Governance networks and the politics of bureaucracy-building: The case of privacy regulators' at the ARENA Tuesday Seminar on 19 May 2015.


Comparative studies on independent regulatory agencies are nowadays both fruitful and abundant. However, systematic empirical work on a crucial attribute of these regulators, such as their organiztional capacity, is still quite scarce, although the agency model is widely diffused across countries and sectors. This paper aims at examining a key facet of organizational capacity, that is, the organizational size of OECD countries' regulatory agencies in the field of privacy and data protection, which is of increasing theoretical and substantial importance. The main hypothesis is that the patterns of interaction among regulators within various transnational networks may have a positive effect on organizational growth. The panel analysis for the period 2000 - 2014 confirms this expectation while qualifying it.

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For background material, see also The rewards of cooperation: The effects of membership in European regulatory Networks, European Journal of Political Research 53, 2014.


Published Jan. 20, 2015 3:35 PM - Last modified Apr. 11, 2019 10:36 AM