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Better regulation indicators

Claudio M. Radaelli and Fabrizio De Francesco

in Regulatory Quality in Europe

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780719074042
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701577 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074042.003.0008
Better regulation indicators

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This chapter presents the indicators of regulatory quality. It draws on the discussion of the notion of quality, the role of different stakeholders, the suggestions arising out of the literature, the new initiatives of Member States and the EU in terms of measurement, and the questionnaire dataset. The chapter first discusses the definition, purpose, limitations and types of indicators, and then illustrates how indicators of regulatory quality can be used in the EU. Finally, it develops indicators. It fleshes out the basic elements of a possible open method of coordination applied to indicators of regulatory quality. It argues that the only feasible way to make progress with quality measures is via facilitated coordination.

Keywords: EU; regulatory quality; governance; facilitated coordination

Chapter.  7810 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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