ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance

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7th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance

4-6 July 2018, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

About the conference

 

The Biennial Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on regulation and regulatory governance held in Europe, attracting researchers from all over the globe working in a wide range of disciplines.
The 2018 edition of the Standing Group Biennial Conference will focus on regulation between effectiveness and legitimacy as an overarching theme. Conference highlights include the Standing Group Award for Regulatory Studies Development awarded to a senior scholar who made an outstanding contribution to the field, the Giandomenico Majone Prize for the best conference paper by a junior member of the profession, as well as round tables, keynote lectures, social activities and more.

 

Call for Papers and Panels deadline


Paper and panel proposals: 15 December 2017.
Notifications of acceptance: 31 January 2018.

Full papers: 15 June 2018.

 

Submission of Proposals

 

Abstract proposals should not exceed 300 words, and proposed panels should include 3-4 papers or free slots, plus an (optional) discussant.

Paper and panel proposals are to be submitted exclusively through the conference management system.

 

Call for Papers and Panels

 

Submit a proposal here.

 

Register here

 

Lausanne campus map

 

Lausanne accomodation and sightseeing

Conference highlights

 

Accepted panels and papers

Keynote events

Draft Conference Programme

 

Theme and Topics


The conference will be focused on regulation between effectiveness and legitimacy as an overarching theme. We welcome papers and panels addressing this and other topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Assessment of effectiveness and legitimacy of regulation
  • Reputational issues in regulation
  • Transparency and accountability of regulatory governance
  • Private regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation
  • Regulatory governance at local, sub-national, national, regional, and global levels
  • The role of state and non-state actors and their relations within and across levels
  • Regulatory actors, networks and institutions
  • Regulatory policymaking and the politics of regulation
  • Regulatory enforcement and compliance
  • Sector-specific regulatory regimes, including regulation of network industries
  • Risk regulation
  • Responsive regulation
  • The economics of regulation
  • Law and policy in regulatory governance
  • Regulation and the global South
  • Multi-level regulation: interactions and interdependences
  • Critical approaches to regulatory governance
  • Regulation in historical perspective
  • The sociology of regulators: biographies and trajectories
  • Ethnographic approaches to regulatory practice
  • The regulation of morality and gender issues

 


 

Local organizing committee at the University of Lausanne:

 

Martino Maggetti (co-chair): Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE)
Yannis Papadopoulos (co-chair): Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE)
Laure Athias: Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)
David Giauque: Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE)
Jean-Christophe Graz: Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalization (CHRIM)
Nicole Helmerich: Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalization (CHRIM)
André Mach: Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE)
Evelyne Schmid: Centre for Comparative, European and International Law (CDCEI)

ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Steering Committee

 

Colin Scott (chair): University College Dublin
Alessia Damonte: University of Milan
Graeme Hodge: Monash University
Jacint Jordana (Treasurer and ex-officio member): Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals
Tatjana Jovanic: University of Belgrade
Hussein Kassim: University of East Anglia
Christel Koop: King’s College London
David Levi-Faur (ex-officio member): Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Martin Lodge: London School of Economics and Political Science
Martino Maggetti: University of Lausanne
Anne Meuwese: Tilburg University
Ulrika Mörth: Stockholm University
Claudio Radaelli (ex-officio member): University of Exeter
Eva Ruffing: University of Hamburg
Frans van Waarden (ex-officio member): University College Utrecht
Koen Verhoest: University of Antwerp

 


 

Welcome to the Webpages of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance

 

Regulation and governance have become popular phenomena for social scientists to study and for good reason. Although redistributive, distributive and developmental policies still abound, the expanding part of governance is regulation. Indeed, few projects are more central to the social sciences than the study of regulation and regulatory governance. Regulation and the significant issues raised by it have become central to the work of social scientists from many disciplines – political science, economics, law, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history and others.

Our mission is to open regulatory studies to the turn toward governance and to help create a space where all social sciences will take regulation more seriously, whether political science, regulatory economics, law and society scholarship, anthropology, history, geography, sociology, psychology, business, law, or other disciplines. We believe that these disciplines will take regulation more seriously if we can move the boundaries of regulation toward the boundaries of governance. This means, we suspect, that advances in regulatory theory will have an exciting integrative potential for the social sciences overall. Indeed, we believe that regulatory studies have emerged at the cutting edge of paradigmatic change in the social sciences.

 

 

The Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance is the leading interdisciplinary conference on regulation. It attracts papers from all over the globe and from disciplines including political science, law, accounting, business, sociology, economics, international relations, anthropology, public administration and other cognate disciplines. The conference highlights include the Majone Prize for the best paper at the conference by an early career researcher; the Award for Regulatory Studies Development for recognizing the contributions to the field of regulatory governance by senior scholars; and keynote lectures and speeches by leading academics and policymakers.

The Tilburg Biennial Conference organised by the University of Tilburg and the local organising team (led by Anne Meuwese) in July 2016 was a success, with around 320 registered participants, 72 panels organised with 261 papers presented and 4 roundtables.

The Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance is now welcoming applications to be the next hosting partner for the Biennial Conference. We aim to choose the final hosting partner for the 2016 Biennial Conference by early March 2017.