Does consultation count for corruption? : the causal relations in the EU-28
Journal of European public policy, 2020, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 1718-1741
DUNLOP, Claire, KAMKHAJI, Jonathan, RADAELLI, Claudio M., TAFFONI, Gaia, WAGEMANN, Claudius, Does consultation count for corruption? : the causal relations in the EU-28, Journal of European public policy, 2020, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 1718-1741 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69476
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Consultation is a policy instrument geared toward stakeholder engagement in the formulation of primary and secondary legislation. It ensures certain categories of actors can access draft proposals, examine the evidence produced by government or regulators, provide comments and receive feedback. Using an original dataset of consultation design across the EU-28, we examine how variations in combinations of consultation design matter for perceptions of corruption. Using Ostrom’s Institutional Grammar Tool (IGT), we develop expectations about the causal effects of combinations of formal consultation rules together with the condition of social capital, which captures important attributes of the context in which consultation operates. We test our expectations using set-theoretic techniques. Our findings indicate: formal consultation rules are rarely sufficient for mitigating perceptions of corruption, legally prescribed procedures are often replaced by informal rules, and the limited effect of formal consultation rules on perceptions of corruption is due to an incomplete design of the procedures.
Special Issue: In Quest of Legitimacy: The Regulatory State in Transition
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69476
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1784984
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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