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E.A. de Bruijn MSc

E.A. de Bruijn MSc
PhD Candidate Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
T 17-23
Telephone
+31 10 4082052
Email
e.a.debruijn@essb.eur.nl

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My research revolves around understanding how regulatory agencies set their priorities. Regulatory agencies balance technical risk analyses with analyses on public and political risk perceptions. These analyses combined help agencies to come to their priorities, which are necessary because – for example – regulators do not have unlimited resources to supervise everything. It is however hypothesized that certain conditions lead a regulatory agency to overemphasize certain stakes in the balance between risk calculations and risk perceptions. A side-effect is that regulators accept certain risks, whereas the public wants the regulator to intervene more strictly. Furthermore, inspectors may selectively ignore the priorities, because they…

My research revolves around understanding how regulatory agencies set their priorities. Regulatory agencies balance technical risk analyses with analyses on public and political risk perceptions. These analyses combined help agencies to come to their priorities, which are necessary because – for example – regulators do not have unlimited resources to supervise everything. It is however hypothesized that certain conditions lead a regulatory agency to overemphasize certain stakes in the balance between risk calculations and risk perceptions. A side-effect is that regulators accept certain risks, whereas the public wants the regulator to intervene more strictly. Furthermore, inspectors may selectively ignore the priorities, because they (legitimately) disagree with them.

Using mixed methods I investigate under which conditions these prioritization procedures lead to satisfactory outcomes. I do this by investigating which prioritization procedures agencies have in place, for which goals, and under which conditions inspectors have trust in the resulting priorities. I further compare logics and goals from regulators with the discourse in the media and political debate.

  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082052

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam