The implementation of administrative burden reduction policy

mechanisms and contexts in the study of Europeanization

Fabrizio Di Mascio, Alessandro Natalini, Francesco Stolfi

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The article analyzes how Administrative Burden Reduction has been implemented in Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Using an institutional processualist approach we show how this policy instrument has been implemented differently in these countries depending on the concatenation of mechanisms activated by the interplay between agency and structure. The article thus contributes both to the Europeanization literature and to the institutional processualist approach, which has so far only been applied to single country cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-285
Number of pages22
JournalComparative European Politics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • better regulation
  • administrative simplification
  • new institutionalism
  • processual analysis

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