A panel proposal associated with the INC project has been provisionally accepted for the section on Regulatory Governance at the ECPR General Conference to be held in Innsbruck, Austria. We are now accepting paper abstracts (max. 500 words), which can be sent to tjevnaker@fni.no. Please see the call for papers here.

Call for papers for the ECPR General Conference (31 August – 3 September 2021)

Section: Regulatory Governance 

Panel title: Uniform or differentiated implementation in the EU regulatory state?

Chair: Torbjørg Jevnaker, Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Discussant: Eva Thomann, University of Konstanz 

Regulatory decisions on operational details are usually required to implement general legislation (Pressman & Wildavsky 1973). EU legislation has traditionally been implemented by the member states that may ‘customize’ regulatory decisions to the national context (Thomann, 2015). However, EU-level actors such as the Commission, EU agencies and regulatory networks have become more involved in EU implementation (Scholten 2017). What impact does this reconfiguration have for regulatory governance in the EU? To the extent that decisions are tailored to specific national contexts, differentiated patterns of EU implementation may ensue. Opposite, the involvement of EU-level actors in processes of regulatory decision-making has been associated with efforts at making EU implementation more uniform (Egeberg 2006). This panel invites papers on EU-level and national decision-making that occurs within the implementation stage, i.e. after EU legislation has been adopted.

We invite everyone working on EU implementation and enforcement, EU agencies, Commission regulations (implementing acts, delegated acts), European regulatory networks, and customization to submit a paper proposal.

The proposal should include an abstract of up to 500 words and your full contact details, and should be sent to tjevnaker@fni.no by January 30, 2021.