Giandomenico Majone

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As Juan Linz has recently argued, many problem of democratic government would be difficult to understand without including the time dimension in our analysis of the democratic process. This is because government pro tempore is an essential and defining characteristic of democratic governance (Linz, 1995). The time limit inherent in the requirement of(More)
  • G Majone
  • Journal of health politics, policy and law
  • 1982
This paper explores some significant sources of variation in the way health standards are derived and used in various countries: differences in biological and regulatory philosophies, in enforcement strategies, and in institutional arrangements. Such cross-national variations raise a number of questions about the process of standard-setting. Among the(More)
No more serious pitfall threatens the student of the European Union than the idea of assessing the EU’s institutions and decision processes using the same criteria that are relevant at the national level. For example, in spite of several superficial analogies, one cannot understand the European Parliament using the same conceptual categories which have(More)
This paper explores three different scenarios of how the regulatory governance of the network industries in Europe is likely to evolve, namely the emergence of European regulators, differentiated and therefore more fragmented regulation and self-regulation. This evolution it is argued, is made necessary by the fact that the current model regulatory(More)
rationale for some form of government intervention has seldom been challenged in the increasingly important area of social regulation – environment, health, safety, consumer protection. The issue here is not, strictly speaking, deregulation but rather how to achieve certain regulatory objectives by less burdensome methods. Thus, the replacement of(More)