Regulatory and judicial politics

This research line focuses on the politics of regulatory governance, the judicialization of politics, and the role of non-majoritarian agencies as important regulators. While the previous research lines are more focused on structures and actors, this last research line is thus somewhat more devoted to policy implications and outcomes. Regulators under investigation can include central banks, patent offices, competition authorities, financial supervisory bodies, monitoring and adjudication bodies, and constitutional and international courts. This research line fits into a general observation that in Europe (as well as elsewhere) political and administrative reforms have led to increased administrative complexities by adding new system components on top of existing ones rather than dismantling old structures. 

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