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Regulatory Quality in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Policy Processes

Claudio M. Radaelli and Fabrizio De Francesco


The European Union and its member states are investing in ambitious programmes for ‘better regulation’ and targets of regulatory quality. This book lifts the veil of excessively optimistic propositions covering the whole better-regulation agenda, and provides a conceptual framework to handle the political complexity of regulatory governance. It approaches better regulation as an emerging public policy, with its own political context, actors, problems, rules of interaction, instruments, activities and impacts. Focusing on the key tools of impact assessment, consultation, simplification and acce ... More

Keywords: European Union, member states, regulatory quality, regulatory governance, better regulation, public policy, rules of interaction, impact assessment, consultation, simplification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074042
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudio M. Radaelli, author

Fabrizio De Francesco, author