xii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The institutional foundations of the regulatory state Delegation to independent regulatory agencies : credibility, political uncertainty, and veto players The formal independence of regulators : empirical analysis Interdependent delegation : the diffusion of independent regulatory agencies The diffusion of independent regulatory agencies : empirical analysis Conclusion Appendices.
Working from data of transnational depth and breadth, the author concludes that policy makers delegate in order to tighten the credibility of policy commitments and to tie the hands of future ministers who may have different preferences.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-180) and index.