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Enriching the RIT Framework

Published on Mar 1, 2017in Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science 1.79
· DOI :10.1177/0002716217694593
Kenneth W. Abbott26
Estimated H-index: 26
(ASU: Arizona State University),
David Levi-Faur28
Estimated H-index: 28
(HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Duncan Snidal27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Oxford)
Regulation should be theorized as a three-party relationship (RIT), with intermediaries (I) playing diverse roles between the regulator (R) and the targets of regulation (T). Here we summarize and assess extensions of the basic RIT model introduced in the volume, including changes in regulatory relationships over time, chains of regulatory actors, and networks. We also draw lessons for regulatory policy from the volume as a whole, emphasizing the diverse goals that intermediaries pursue; the importance of how, and by whom, intermediaries are selected; the pathologies, such as regulatory capture, that may result from intermediaries’ character, goals, and origins; and opportunities to mitigate these pathologies through regulatory design.
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Published in Regulation & Governance 2.79
Eelco van Wijk (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), Peter Mascini9
Estimated H-index: 9
(EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
By way of a case study on the regulatory role of owners and managers of brothels and rented rooms for prostitution, this study focuses on the strategies deployed by a municipality to govern these intermediaries. The analysis is based on a typology of responsibilization distinguishing between who the responsible should govern (themselves or others) and forms of power (repressive or facilitative). The regulator concomitantly renders these entrepreneurs responsible for their own possible criminal c...
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Regulation & Governance 2.79
Arno Kourula11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Aalto University),
Markus Paukku1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
+ 1 AuthorsMikko Koria3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Lboro: Loughborough University)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Regulation & Governance 2.79
Luc Brès3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Paris Dauphine University),
Sébastien Mena5
Estimated H-index: 5
(City University London),
Marie‐Laure Salles‐Djelic1
Estimated H-index: 1
Research on regulation and regulatory processes has traditionally focused on two prominent roles: rule -making and rule -taking. Recently, the mediating role of third party actors, intermediaries, has started to be explored – notably by Abbott and colleagues in a dedicated special issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The present special issue extends this line of research by elaborating the distinction between formal and informal modes of regulatory interm...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Regulation & Governance 2.79
David P. Carter5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UofU: University of Utah),
Nadia Mahallati1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UofU: University of Utah)
A key question in understanding regulation through independent intermediaries is the extent to which intermediary actions are either coordinated, thereby supporting consistency in regulatory application, or uncoordinated, leading to monitoring and enforcement disparities. This paper examines professional associations as one mechanism by which policy action may be coordinated in decentralized arrangements. Professional associations provide means and venues for members to interact, offer training ...