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FGGA Research Seminar: 2-Capture: The driving forces of regulatory capture

Tuesday 14 March 2017
FGGA Research Seminar Series Spring 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

In the seminar, Caelesta Braun will present her research project 2-CAPTURE: on the driving forces of regulatory capture, which is funded by a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council. The main aim of 2-CAPTURE is to explain the circumstances under which regulatory capture is likely to occur or when regulatory decision-making can be explained by other mechanisms. The project does so by investigating regulatory output, decision-making and political behavior of stakeholders to influence regulatory decision-making. By combining empirical evidence of each of these components for a set of regulatory issues, the project will be able to examine the driving forces of regulatory capture.

Short biography of Caelesta Braun

Caelesta Braun is associate professor at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University. Her research concerns interest representation and public affairs, regulatory governance, public decision-making, and multi-level governance. In 2015 she received a Vidi grant from the Dutch research council (NWO) for a five-year research project: 2-CAPTURE: on the driving forces of regulatory capture, which examines the role and impact of societal stakeholders in regulatory governance. Before joining Leiden University, Caelesta was an assistant professor at the Utrecht University and Vu University. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Antwerp from 2009-2013 and obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 2009.

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