Governance networks in telecoms regulation: a multi-level comparison between Belgium and Switzerland

Ingold, Karin; Varone, Frédéric Jean; Aubin, David; Mathieu, Emmanuelle; Verhoest, Koen; Matthys, Joery (March 2010). Governance networks in telecoms regulation: a multi-level comparison between Belgium and Switzerland (Unpublished). In: 2010 ECPR Joint Sessions. Münster, Germany. 22.03.-27.03.2010.

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This paper analyzes the independence of the sector‐specific regulators (RA) which were created in the 1990s to regulate the liberalized telecoms markets in Belgium and Switzerland. Previous studies focused mainly on the formal (de jure) RA independence. We argue that a formal social network analysis (SNA) allows to broaden this perspective by considering simultaneously the real (de facto) RA independence from elected politicians, regulatees (i.e. telecoms operators) and other co‐regulators (e.g. competition authorities). The empirical results show that the de jure RA independence is a poor predictor of its de facto independence. The SNA approach offers thus an added value to grasp the complexity of RA independence in a multi‐level regulatory framework.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Ingold, Karin Mirjam and Varone, Frédéric Jean

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Mirjam Ingold Michel

Date Deposited:

19 May 2017 10:57

Last Modified:

19 May 2017 10:57

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98413

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