Conceptualization of uncertainty reduction in formal legistics: Are evaluation clauses likely to facilitate the adoption of legislations?

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Title
Conceptualization of uncertainty reduction in formal legistics: Are evaluation clauses likely to facilitate the adoption of legislations?
Journal
Journal of Experimental Political Science
Author(s)
Wirths Damien
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Submitted to the publisher
Language
english
Abstract
Evaluation clauses are legal bases which assist in the prospective planification of evaluations undertaken after policies are launched in order to document impact and outcomes. Stakeholders often argue that the introduction of such a clause help in the adoption of controversial legislations. However, this impact has never been demonstrated and the present paper investigates to what extent evaluation clauses inserted into laws by legislative drafters can contribute in facilitating the adoption of a bill. I experimentally studied whether the adoption chance of a bill depended on the presence of evaluation clauses following a strategy-method and comparing the adoption rates of two similar policies, one of them including an evaluation clause. The paper shows that the chance of a bill being adopted increases when the evaluation results are sufficiently valued by the Parliament and that these clauses are also a risk premium for the legislative drafters who accept a potential blame.
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17/03/2017 11:30
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21/08/2019 5:11
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