Title: Non-binding Coordination in Regulation
Authors: Aubin, David ×
Verhoest, Koen
Mathieu, Emmanuelle
Matthys, Joery #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: MIR
Series Title: Network Industries Quarterly vol:2 issue:12 pages:7-20
Abstract: In the post-liberalisation area, utility companies operate in a context of multilevel regulation, involving a wide set of authorities with general or sector-based competencies. At each level of authority, the competencies are divided between different organisations (for example, ministries, regulatory agencies, and competition courts). Such a specialisation within the regulatory arrangement can potentially generate overlaps and blind spots, as well as a lack of effectiveness. The aim of this article is to underline the role of non-binding coordination instruments in the potential prevention of the negative consequences of specialisation in the regulation of network industries. It shows what kinds of non-binding coordination instruments are used in multi-level, multi-players, and multi-tasks regulatory arrangements. The empirical analysis is based on a comparison of two utility sectors, energy and telecommunications, in Belgium.
ISSN: 1662-6176
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: DI
Appears in Collections:Public Governance Institute
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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