Reshaping State Structure and Strategy: The Reform of Railway Policy in Germany and Italy

  • Di Giulio M
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For almost four decades, the reform of the state has been a recurrent and relevant topic for social sciences. Has the s.c. positive state been replaced by a regulatory state, or have hybrid configurations emerged? Based on a comparative analysis of German and Italian railway policies, this article aims to contribute to the literature on regulation, considering the possibility of policy mixes in which elements of the positive and the regulatory state are interrelated. Such hybridization is the result of multiple-actor policy arenas, where regulatory tools are used to restructure state’s direct intervention rather than to bring about its retreat. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. TS - RIS

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  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Regulation
  • institutional change
  • railway

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