Manchester University Press 2007. Radaelli, Claudio M and De Francesco, Fabrizio. Hardback with dust jacket. Book condition: brand new, looks unread. Blue cloth binding with gold lettering on spine, unmarked and undamaged. Dust jacket has a few slight scuff marks but no damage. All pages in pristine condition and binding tight and unbroken. Text is illustrated with graphs and tables.
The European Union and its member states are investing in ambitious programmes for 'better regulation' and targets of regulatory quality. This book lifts the veil of excessively optimistic propositions covering the whole better regulation agenda. It provides an innovative conceptual framework to handle the political complexity of regulatory governance. It approaches better regulation as an emerging public policy, with its own political context, actors, problems, rules of interaction, instruments, activities and impacts. Focusing on the key tools of impact assessment, consultation, simplification, and access to legislation, the authors provide fresh empirical evidence on the progress made in the member states and in Brussels, drawing on an extensive research project and an original survey of directors of better regulation programmes in Europe. Radaelli and De Francesco show how indicators define, measure, and appraise better regulation policy, linking measures to policy processes in which the stakeholders learn by monitoring.