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Political Research Exchange

Regulation as Compensation for a (Declining) Welfare State? Comparing Countries and Regimes

Governance
 
Regulation
 
Welfare State
 
Panel Number
P381
Panel Chair
Miriam Hartlapp
Freie Universität Berlin
Panel Co-Chair
Sabine Kropp
Freie Universität Berlin
Panel Discussant
Eva Heims
University of York

Time
23/08/2018 09:00 - 10:40
Location
Building: VMP 8 Floor: 1 Room: 105
Abstract
In the last decades, the welfare state has frequently witnessed retrenchment, deregulation and privatization. To what extent does regulation compensate for a (declining) welfare state? Does regulation by private actors such as enterprises take up the challenge to provide social goods? Do we see regulation of economic activity to benefit wider social goals rather than pure market efficiency? What is the reach and what are the forms of regulation compensating for a (declining) welfare state? What are the actors that seek social goals (public, private, business, NGOs) and how do they coordinate and cooperate across governance levels to reach social goals? The panel discusses these questions from different theoretical perspectives. We welcome empirical accounts using quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs and particularly invite papers comparing regulatory governance across different regime types and countries.

Paper List


Title Details
Housing Policy in Europe: Comparative Perspectives View Paper Details
How to Regulate Governance Networks in a Hybrid Regime? Evidence from the Russian Case View Paper Details
Managing Uncertainty: The Changing Regulatory Regime of Not-For-Profit Organisations in Australia and Questions of 'Over' or 'Under' Regulation? View Paper Details
Social Criteria in Public Procurement: Regulatory Complements or Compensation for Social Policy? View Paper Details
Social Regulation and Welfare State Reforms: a Comparative Analysis View Paper Details
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