The interface between subnational and national levels of government
Multilevel regulatory governance ‐ that is to say, taking into account the rule‐making and rule‐enforcement activities of all the different levels of government, not just the national level ‐ is another core element of effective regulatory management. The OECD's 2005 Guiding Principles for Regulatory Quality and Performance "encourage Better Regulation at all levels of government, improved co‐ordination, and the avoidance of overlapping responsibilities among regulatory authorities and levels of government". It is relevant to all countries that are seeking to improve their regulatory management, whether they are federations, unitary states or somewhere in between.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2010-10-01