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Toward a Latin American Regulatory State? The Diffusion of Autonomous Regulatory Agencies Across Countries and Sectors

Jordana, Jacint; Levi-Faur, David


This article explores the sweeping restructuring of the state in Latin America. Regulatory governance through autonomous agencies that was long confined to the United States (at the country level) and to central banking (at the sectoral level) is evolving from "best practice" to a hegemonic institution grounded in a new convention. Our dataset reveals an explosive growth of regulatory agencies across different sectors and nations in Latin America. We draw a major distinction between sectoral...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1080/01900690500437212


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