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.
Call for Papers and Panels deadline
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.
Submit a proposal here.
Theme and Topics
Local organizing committee at the University of Lausanne:
Martino Maggetti (co-chair): Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE)
ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Steering Committee
Colin Scott (chair): University College Dublin
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.
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