Convergence and Diffusion of Environmental Policies

The age of regulatory agencies: tracking differences and similarities over countries and sectors

Over the recent decades, regulatory agencies have become very common in most parts of the world. They have emerged as specialized public institutions, taking over regulatory and supervisory tasks across multiple policy areas and sectors. Their …

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 …

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 …

Accountability and Regulatory Governance: Audiences, Controls and Responsibilities in the Politics of Regulation

Puentes, fronteras y murallas disciplinarias en torno a las organizaciones internacionales

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.