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The “Arrangements Law” has become one of the most powerful policy tools used by the Israeli government since 1985. Under this omnibus legislation, the Budgets Department at the Ministry of Finance (MOF) introduces various bills and amendments in various policy areas almost on an annual basis. While previous studies presented how the MOF reached a p...
Much has been written since the early 1980s on the costs of regulation and the various ways to curb them. But thus far no one has examined empirically the rise or decline of other forms of legislation, mainly primary legislation, in the context of the “war on regulation.” This article examines the extent to which the decline in the rate of producti...
We live an age where legislation and regulation make increasing impact on our life. The expansion of legislative and regulatory activities and outputs in the last century and especially the last four decades has been followed by a growth of scholarly interest in them. However, far too little attention has been paid to conceptual and empirical explo...
The Israeli Agendas Project was launched in 2012 in order to study the production of law and regulation over time. This chapter provides an overview of the Israeli Agendas Project. The chapter starts with a brief overview of the Israeli political system, and continues with the presentation of our datasets. To demonstrate part of the project, the ch...
The introduction of the concept of European citizenship had the potential to transform EU politics and policy and thus increase democratic participation. In hindsight, this new concept has been responsible for raising expectations for democratic empowerment beyond the EU institutions’ and leaders’ capacity to deliver. This chapter discusses the new...
The study and provision of welfare have long been synonymous with direct social spending. The provision of welfare through regulatory means poses a complementary perspective to the study of social policy. In this context, this paper focuses on policies aimed at preventing mortgage borrowers’ eviction and repossession in Singapore, a world leader in...
Regulation has increasingly become the most central tool of governance, control, and communication, reorganizing and reshaping the relations between government and society, government and business, governments and international organizations and among each of them solely. Unfortunately, very little is known about the agenda, content, and volume of states' annual and cumulative production of regulations and laws. This project conducts a comparative study of regulation and law-production over time and across issues. It counts, compares and codifies rules using computational text analysis, thereby opening new frontiers in the study of regulatory governance and the regulatory state.