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Short introduction to TiGRE: Trust in regulatory governance
Koen Verhoest and Marko Hack
Presentation of papers:
Discussant of panel papers: Prof. Tom Christensen
The impact of trustworthy regulatory agencies on regulatory regime performance
Koen Verhoest, Frédérique Six, Dominika Latusek, Jan Wynen, Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, Moritz Kappler, David Levi-Faur, Martino Maggetti, Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen, Juan Carlos Triviño, Jarle Trondal
2. Trust within EU multi-level regulatory regimes – theoretical reflections and experimental evidence
Moritz Kappler; Rahel M. Schomaker; Koen Verhoest & Tobias Bach
3. Good faith trust versus watchful trust: How high trust in actors in regulatory regimes influence regime performance and legitimacy
Koen Verhoest, Jan Wynen, Edoardo Guaschino, Martino Maggetti
Moderator: Marko Hack, Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung, German University of Administrative Sciences (Germany)
TiGRE -Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe
The demands of citizens and public authorities for good regulation are constantly increasing, no matter if it is for data and privacy protection, financial stability, or product safety and traceability. In such a context, all actors need to trust governance and regulatory regimes that their interests are safeguarded. However, recent scandals have created threats for citizens’ trust in regulatory regimes. Despite this relevance, trust in governance systems and regulation in the European Multi-Level System is still scarcely researched on.
TiGRE started on January 1st, 2020, and is a multidisciplinary research project which benefits from the expertise of nine universities and research centres and one SME, from nine different countries. TiGRE receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Drawing to two large-N surveys amongst citizens and regulators, experimental designs and interviews with different groups, the project presents and discusses evidence for trust-relations in the regulatory regime. An optimal level of trust is a precondition and a consequence of well-functioning of regulatory regimes, which operate across different levels of governance for carrying out regulatory policies. In this context, we will investigate under which conditions regulatory regimes are trusted by analysing the interactions between the involved actors.
The panel will present the overall project and first selected research outcomes related to trust in regulation.
Introduction to TIGRE : Trust in regulatory governance
Koen VERHOEST1, Marko HACK2
1University of Antwerp, Belgium; 2Speyer University, Germany
The impact of the trustworthiness of regulatory agencies on regulatory regime performance
Koen VERHOEST2, Frédérique SIX3, Dominika LATUSEK4, Jan WYNEN2, Stephan GRIMMELIKHUIJS5, Moritz KAPPLER1, David LEVI-FAUR6, Martino MAGGETTI7, Heidi HOULBERG SALOMONEN8, uan Carlos TRIVIÑO9, Jarle TRONDAL10
1DUV Speyer, Germany; 2University of Antwerp, Belgium; 3VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 4Kozminski University, Poland; 5Utrecht University; 6The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israël; 7IEP, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; 8Aarhus University, Denmark; 9IBEI , Spain; 10University of Agder, Norway
Trust within EU multi-level regulatory regimes – theoretical reflections and experimental evidence
Moritz KAPPLER1, Rahel M. SCHOMAKER1, Koen VERHOEST2, Tobias BACH3
1Speyer University, Germany; 2University of Antwerp, Belgium; 3University of Oslo, Norway
Good faith trust versus watchful trust: How high trust in actors in regulatory regimes influence regime performance and legitimacy
Koen VERHOEST1, Jan WYNEN1, Edoardo GUASCHINO2
1University of Antwerp, Belgium; 2UNIL, Switzerland