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Procedural Tools for Effective Governance (PROTEGO) Patterns, Outcomes and Policy DesignProcedural Tools for Effective Growth: Patterns, Outcomes and policy Design

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Project "PROTEGO" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙792˙778 €
 EC max contribution 1˙792˙778 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2020-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 638˙660.00
2    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) participant 1˙065˙432.00


 Project objective

PROTEGO arises out of a fundamental claim: procedural regulatory instruments have causal effects on the performance of political systems because they trigger accountability towards different stakeholders. The mix of policy instruments may be functional or dysfunctional, depending on how accountability mechanisms are combined. This project provides a theoretical rationale to capture the accountability effects by adopting an extension of delegation theory that considers multiple stakeholders. The theoretical framework will allow us to identify the key social mechanisms that make bureaucracies internalize the preferences of accountees. We will test the observable implications of the framework on outcomes that are crucial to the performance of political systems, such as trust in government, ease of business, control of corruption, sustainability. Empirically, we will collect, validate and analyze original data across the EU and its 28 Member States for the period 2000-2015, distinguishing between instruments that cover central departmental activity and independent regulatory agencies. The new dataset will cover administrative procedure acts, freedom of information, notice and comment, judicial review, impact assessment, environmental appraisal, and non-financial instruments for public spending accountability. These are the procedural instruments that enfranchise accountees. The bivariate relationship between a single instrument and outcomes explains little – because it’s the overall ecology or mix of instruments that produces causal effects. These ecologies combine in different sequences and paths associated with the outcome. Hence we will draw on a suitable methodological approach - Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Causality and diffusion across time will be also explored via event-history analysis and principal component analysis. PROTEGO will contribute to theories of regulation and accountability, and provide a robust operational model of data and analysis.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Alessia Damonte
Gauging the Import and Essentiality of Single Conditions in Standard Configurational Solutions
published pages: 4912411879467, ISSN: 0049-1241, DOI: 10.1177/0049124118794678
Sociological Methods & Research 2020-04-09
2018 Claudio M. Radaelli, Claudius Wagemann
What did I leave out? Omitted variables in regression and qualitative comparative analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 1680-4333, DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0142-7
European Political Science 2020-04-09
2018 Claudio M. Radaelli
Regulatory indicators in the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Performance assessment, organizational processes, and learning
published pages: 95207671875836, ISSN: 0952-0767, DOI: 10.1177/0952076718758369
Public Policy and Administration 2020-04-09
2018 Claudio M. Radaelli
Christopher Pollitt: Lessons and memories
published pages: 452-455, ISSN: 1356-3890, DOI: 10.1177/1356389018803985
Evaluation 24/4 2020-04-09
2018 Claudio M. Radaelli
Halfway Through the Better Regulation Strategy of the Juncker Commission: What Does the Evidence Say?
published pages: 85-95, ISSN: 0021-9886, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12768
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 56 2020-04-09
2017 Alessia DAMONTE, Claire A. DUNLOP, Claudio M. RADAELLI
Regulatory Reform: Research Agendas, Policy Instruments and Causation
published pages: 72-76, ISSN: 1867-299X, DOI: 10.1017/err.2016.12
European Journal of Risk Regulation 8/01 2020-04-09
2017 Damonte, A.
Deploying administrative accountability to hinder systemic corruption : what do we know, and what can we expect?
published pages: 417-441, ISSN: 1722-1137, DOI: 10.1483/88195
Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche 3 2020-04-09

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