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Agency proliferation and the globalization of the regulatory state: Introducing a data set on the institutional features of regulatory agencies

State structures have experienced significant transformation with the spread of globalization. This paper examines how to measure one major change that has occurred in recent decades: the worldwide proliferation of public agencies with regulatory …

A matter of timing: The religious factor and morality policies

The question of whether or not religion accounts for variance in the governance of moral issues, between and within countries over time, has long been debated but never conclusively answered. A novel data set encompassing innovative measurements of …

Rule growth and government effectiveness: why it takes the capacity to learn and coordinate to constrain rule growth

This paper asks whether strong bureaucracies can effectively constrain the continuously growing stock of rules in modern democracies through organizational coordination and learning. To answer this question, the paper analyzes the growth of rule …

ggmcmc: Analysis of MCMC Samples and Bayesian Inference

ggmcmc is an R package for analyzing Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations from Bayesian inference. By using a well known example of hierarchical/multilevel modeling, the article reviews the potential uses and options of the package, ranging from …

The emergence of Regulatory Regionalism: transnational networks and the diffusion of regulatory agencies within regions

The regulatory regionalism approach has increasingly claimed that a new mode of regional governance is emerging globally. Regional policy regimes, developed in broad social and economic territorial areas, affect the internal transformation of the …

The global diffusion of regulatory agencies: channels of transfer and stages of diffusion

Comparative Political Studies published the article “The global diffusion of regulatory agencies: channels of transfer and stages of diffusion” in 2011. The article is based on an inedit dataset. This is the accompanying digital page which provides the dataset and more comprehensive information about the collected data. Online material Codebook contains a detailed description of the creation of the database, including criteria for the definition of the units of analysis and the coverage by countries and sectors.