The Biennial Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on regulation and regulatory governance held in Europe, attracting researchers from all over the globe working in a wide range of disciplines.
Theme and Topics
- Assessment of effectiveness and legitimacy of regulation
- Reputational issues in regulation
- Transparency and accountability of regulatory governance
- Private regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation
- Regulatory governance at local, sub-national, national, regional, and global levels
- The role of state and non-state actors and their relations within and across levels
- Regulatory actors, networks and institutions
- Regulatory policymaking and the politics of regulation
- Regulatory enforcement and compliance
- Sector-specific regulatory regimes, including regulation of network industries
- Risk regulation
- Responsive regulation
- The economics of regulation
- Law and policy in regulatory governance
- Regulation and the global South
- Multi-level regulation: interactions and interdependences
- Critical approaches to regulatory governance
- Regulation in historical perspective
- The sociology of regulators: biographies and trajectories
- Ethnographic approaches to regulatory practice
- The regulation of morality and gender issues
Conference highlights include the Standing Group Award for Regulatory Studies Development awarded to a senior scholar who made an outstanding contribution to the field, the Giandomenico Majone Prize for the best conference paper by a junior member of the profession, as well as round tables, keynote lectures, social activities and more.
Call for Papers and Panels deadline
Submission of Proposals
Abstract proposals should not exceed 300 words, and proposed panels should include 3-4 papers or free slots, plus an (optional) discussant. Paper and panel proposals are to be submitted exclusively through the conference management system via the dedicated conference website: https://meeting.
Fees and Grants
Fees for students (including PhD students) are set at 200 CHF (approx. 175 EURO). Fees for regular participants are set at 300 CHF (approx. 265 EURO). Our welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks, and the gala dinner at the Olympic Museum are included in the conference fee. We expect to have a small number of grants/fee waivers available for applicants from low-income countries.
Further information regarding the conference will be available on the Standing Group website (http://www.reggov.org) and on the conference website: https://meeting.