Between commitment and control: varieties of delegation in the European postal sector

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dc.contributor.authorEckert, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:03:51Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn13501763
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/6234-
dc.description.abstractPostal regulation has changed dramatically within the European Union over the past decade. This article theorizes and empirically investigates domestic conditions which have shaped the institutional realization of regulatory reform. It seeks to explore how the commitment-control problem, inherent to any delegated setting, has been resolved in different countries. In which ways have national governments delegated regulatory powers to independent agencies and how do these operate in practice? Combining delegation theory and the variety of capitalism approach, expectations for three distinct varieties of delegation are formulated which are then exposed to empirical scrutiny studying the UK, Germany and France. The typology accounts for cross-country variance in de facto agency independence and regulatory practice, but contradicts patterns of formal delegation. In view of a striking discrepancy between formal arrangements and actual practice, the author makes a strong argument in favour of studying the dynamic and longitudinal effects of interaction.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY
dc.subjectDelegation
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectindependent agencies
dc.subjectINDEPENDENT REGULATORY AGENCIES
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONS
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectpostal services
dc.subjectPublic Administration
dc.subjectregulatory reform
dc.subjectRESPONSES
dc.subjectvarieties of capitalism
dc.titleBetween commitment and control: varieties of delegation in the European postal sector
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13501763.2010.513581
dc.identifier.isiISI:000284002900008
dc.description.volume17
dc.description.issue8
dc.description.startpage1231
dc.description.endpage1252
dc.publisher.place4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Eur. Public Policy
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