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dc.contributor.authorBolleyer, N
dc.contributor.authorSmirnova, V
dc.contributor.authorDi Mascio, F
dc.contributor.authorNatalini, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-10T09:21:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-04
dc.description.abstractThe growing complexity of parliamentary ethics regulation adopted over the last decades makes the systematic examination of its nature and the rationales underpinning regulatory choices an important endeavor. In this paper we introduce conceptualizations and measurements of conflict of interest (COI) regulation directed toward assuring the impartial and unbiased decisionmaking of national parliamentarians. We distinguish the strictness of rules, the nature of enforcement, sanctions, and transparency requirements as core elements defining COI regimes. Applying our framework to 27 European democracies, we select two cases for in-depth analysis in which legislators chose very different solutions in response to growing pressures to regulate themselves, to inductively explore the drivers underpinning the choice of COI mechanisms: the United Kingdom, which adopted a highly transparency-oriented regime, and Belgium, which adopted a highly sanction-oriented COI regime. Echoing neo-institutionalist perspectives, the longitudinal analyses indicate how the two democracies’ different institutional environments shape distinct answers to similar functional pressures.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Research Councilen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeteren_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 4 October 2018en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/rego.12221
dc.identifier.grantnumberFP7/2007‐2013/ERCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/40787
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherWileyen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder embargo until 4 October 2020 in compliance with publisher policy.en_GB
dc.rights© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltden_GB
dc.subjectconflict of interest regulationen_GB
dc.subjectcross-national indicesen_GB
dc.subjectparliamenten_GB
dc.subjectregulatory reformen_GB
dc.subjectlongitudinal case studyen_GB
dc.titleConflict of interest regulation in European parliaments: Studying the evolution of complex regulatory regimesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2020-02-10T09:21:13Z
dc.identifier.issn1748-5983
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Wiley via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalRegulation and Governanceen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_GB
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-08
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-08
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_GB
refterms.dateFCD2020-02-10T09:16:34Z
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