The rewards of cooperation: The effects of membership in European regulatory networks

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
The rewards of cooperation: The effects of membership in European regulatory networks
Périodique
European Journal of Political Research
Auteur(s)
Maggetti M.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
53
Numéro
3
Pages
480-499
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Networks famously epitomize the shift from 'government' to 'governance' as governing structures for exercising control and coordination besides hierarchies and markets. Their distinctive features are their horizontality, the interdependence among member actors and an interactive decision-making style. Networks are expected to increase the problem-solving capacity of political systems in a context of growing social complexity, where political authority is increasingly fragmented across territorial and functional levels. However, very little attention has been given so far to another crucial implication of network governance - that is, the effects of networks on their members. To explore this important question, this article examines the effects of membership in European regulatory networks on two crucial attributes of member agencies, which are in charge of regulating finance, energy, telecommunications and competition: organisational growth and their regulatory powers. Panel analysis applied to data on 118 agencies during a ten-year period and semi-structured interviews provide mixed support regarding the expectation of organisational growth while strongly confirming the positive effect of networks on the increase of the regulatory powers attributed to member agencies.
Mots-clé
Agencies, European Union, Governance, Networks, Regulation
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