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


When Accountability Meets RegulationThe concept of accountabilityThe politics of regulation and accountabilityDemocracy, regulatory institutions and accountabilityThe contributions to this volumeConcluding remarksReferencesVarieties of Accountability Mechanisms in Regulatory AgenciesContext and theoretical frameworkDatabase description and elaborationThe scopeThe variablesCountries and sectorsOperationalization of accountability mechanismsAnalysis of accountability mechanisms Upward accountabilityDownward accountabilityAssociated characteristicsDiscussion and conclusionsNoteReferencesExplaining Self-Perceived Accountability of Regulatory Agencies in Comparative Perspective: How Do Formal Independence and De Facto Managerial Autonomy Interact?Research propositionsData and methodologyCalibration of fuzzy set scoresOutcome measures: Accountability mechanisms and perceived accountabilityConditions: Agency characteristicsFrom calibration to analysisNecessary conditions for high use of accountability mechanismsAnalysis of sufficient conditions for accountability mechanismsSufficient conditions for high use of individual upward accountability mechanismsSufficient conditions for high use of organizational upward accountability mechanismsSufficient conditions for high use of downward accountability mechanismsDiscussion and conclusionNotesReferencesAssessing the Mandatory Accountability of Regulatory AgenciesIndependence and accountability in regulatory governanceA framework for the assessment of mandatory accountabilityAssessing the provisions for accountabilityAccountability for performanceAccountability for fairnessConclusions and discussionNotesReferencesModelling the Relationship Between Independence and Accountability of Regulatory AgenciesIndependence and accountability: DefinitionsThe relationship between independence and accountability: Operational definitionsIndependence and accountability vis-a-vis political and social or economic actorsA decision-making modelUpwards and downwards accountability and policy implementationConclusionsNotesReferencesDesigning Accountability Regimes at the European Union LevelAccounts on accountabilityOperationalizationEmpirical findingsDiscussion and conclusionAcknowledgementsReferencesSocial Accountability in the Regulatory Policy Process: The Governance of Telecommunications in Italy and SpainFrom inter-institutional to social accountabilitySeeking social accountability: Transparency in actionSocial accountability and transparency tools in practiceAGCOM and CMT consultationsTransparency of consultationsThe impact ofconsultations on agency decisionsBenchmarkingRegulatory impact analysis (RIA)Closed consultationsAgency websitesConclusion: The politics of the transparency gameNotesReferencesAccountability of the IRAs in Turkey. A Cross-Sectoral ComparisonIRAs, governance and institutional constraints in TurkeyAccountability of IRAs across policy sectorsThe banking regulation and supervision agencyCrisis and weakened veto playersTransnational regimes and expert networksConcentrated interests and collective action capacityTelecommunicationsUnder the shade of strong veto playersAbsence of a regime reference and expert networksConcluding remarksNotesReferencesRegulatory Capitalism, Accountability and DemocracyThe regulatory state and regulatory capitalismTraditions of regulatory accountabilityNew accountability and democracyConclusionsReferencesFinancial Markets and Regulatory Accountability: Between Technocratic Autonomy and Democratic DirectionThe trouble with accountability'Too Connected To Fail': Dangers still presentThe weakness of strong tiesThe potential for contagionPrudential regulation: Caught between homogenization and diversityReverse accountabilityTheorizing regulatory performancesWay forwardObjections (a) Market arbitrageObjections (b) Political rent-seekingConduct regulation: Helpmate or distraction?The lure of misconductProfessional gatekeepersConclusionReferencesAccountability and Consumer SovereigntyPerspectives on accountability in the regulatory stateAssessing consumer sovereigntyFindingsImplicationsNoteReferencesDelimiting regulatory accountabilityThe challenges of studying the politics of regulatory accountabilityMeasurement of accountability and explaining variationAccountability and the regulatory policy processAccountability, regulatory governance and democracyMain insights and future research directionsNoteReferences
 
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