This course was designed especially for post-graduate students working on projects related to regulation and regulatory instruments.
The ubiquitous presence of rules raises the following questions: how should rules be designed and managed? How does the literature on global administrative law connect with policy research on global regulatory policy and transnational public administration? There are several design principles to consider: accountability, legitimacy, and the economic effects of rules. Design and management involve delicate trade-offs among principles.
It will systematically discuss the policy instruments that have been designed to manage complex systems of regulation: consultation, freedom of information, judicial review, regulatory impact assessment, the Ombudsman and general principles of administrative law. All these components of a regulatory system have one thing in common: they affect rulemaking, that is, the crucial stage in which a rule is made.
The first version of the course was delivered by Claudio Radaelli to post-graduate students attending the International Winter School on Public Policy – Alps edition 2020.