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Regulatory diffusion in Turkey: a cross-sectoral assessment

Özel, Işık and Atiyas, İzak (2011) Regulatory diffusion in Turkey: a cross-sectoral assessment. In: Çetin , Tamer and Oğuz, Fuat, (eds.) The Political Economy of Regulation in Turkey. Springer, New York, pp. 51-74. ISBN 9781441977496

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7750-2_4

Abstract

This chapter examines the diffusion and actual operation of regulatory reforms since the 1990s in Turkey, focusing on national regulatory agencies (NRAs) in various sectors. It takes a step further from the mere initiation of regulatory reforms along with de jure institutional design of the NRAs and explores the actual processes through which NRAs function. It, then, finds out a considerable discrepancy between de jure design and de facto operation of the NRAs in terms of independence, accountability, and capacity to enforce; the extent of such discrepancy varies across sectors. The chapter specifically investigates the Competition Authority and NRAs in banking, telecommunications, energy, sugar, tobacco, and alcohol markets. It suggests that the operation of NRAs in practice may create new forms of rents, giving rise to significant distributive consequences.

Item Type:Book Section / Chapter
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
ID Code:18455
Deposited By:Işık Özel
Deposited On:22 Dec 2011 21:15
Last Modified:05 Feb 2013 09:41

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