The Impact of Legislation: A Critical Analysis of Ex AnteEvaluation available in Hardcover
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Around the globe, ex ante evaluation of legislation has become an established rationalisation of legislative processes. Legislators, politicians, and the public at large increasingly demand new laws to have a particular effect and no unwanted side effects. Various instruments are being applied that all have in common that they must predict the effect of new legislation. Until now, most publications on regulatory impact assessment praise such instruments as being extremely useful. Scepticism, however, is in order as well. Is it not as difficult to predict the future effect of a new set of rules in our complex society as it is to predict where our society as a whole is going? The search for an answer to this sceptical question is at the heart of the book. The newly established Research Group for Methodology of Law and Legal Research at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) brought together some of Europe’s top specialists in the field of ex ante evaluation of legislation, with backgrounds in law, social science, political science, and law and economics. The result of their collaborative effort is a comprehensive and critical book on the pros and cons and on the opportunities, limitations, and challenges of ex ante assessment of legislation.
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About the Author
Jonathan Verschuuren is Professor of International and European Environmental Law with the Research Group for Methodology of Law and Legal Research at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is currently also Vice-Dean and Director of the Tilburg Graduate Law School.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Contributors Research Group for Methodology of Law and Legal Research Abbreviations Introduction1. Ex Ante Evaluation of Legislation: An IntroductionJonathan Verschuuren and Rob van GestelI Context of Ex Ante Evaluation2. The Context of the Rise of Ex Ante EvaluationPatricia Popelier and Victoria Verlinden3. Ex Ante Evaluation of Legislation Torn among its RationalesPierre Larouche4. The Politics of the Ex Ante Evaluation of LegislationEberhard Bohne5. Ex Ante Evaluation of Legislation: between Puzzling and PoweringRobert Hoppe6. Pushing Evaluation Forward. Institutionalization as a Means to Foster Methodological Growth of Legislative Ex Ante EvaluationKoen van AekenII Ex Ante Evaluation in Practice7. European Impact Assessment and the Choice of Alternative Regulatory Instruments Anne Meuwese and Linda Senden8. National Experiences with General Forms of Ex Ante Evaluation of Legislation: The Cases of Germany and Sweden Sylvia Veit9. Assessing the Accuracy of Ex Ante Evaluation through Feedback Research: A Case StudyRob van Gestel and Jan Vranken10. Assessing Corporate Tax Reform: Incomplete Information and Confl icting InterestsHenk Vording and Hans GribnauConclusions11. Conclusions. A Conditional Yes to Ex Ante Evaluation of Legislation Jonathan Verschuuren and Rob van GestelIndex