Experimentalist governance: from architectures to outcomes

Hosted by the European Institute

In-person and online public event (Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, Centre Building)


Bernardo Rangoni

Bernardo Rangoni

Niamh Moloney (discussant)

Niamh Moloney (discussant)

Anthony Teasdale (discussant)

Anthony Teasdale (discussant)


Jonathan Hopkin

Jonathan Hopkin

What does non-hierarchical governance mean? Under what conditions are actors likely to engage in it? Which trajectory best captures its long-term evolution? Through which mechanisms does it overcome gridlock?
Join us for this public event in which Bernardo Rangoni launches his new book Experimentalist Governance at LSE. The book develops an analytical framework that seeks to overcome the limitations of contemporary debate. By analysing five crucial domains (electricity, gas, communications, finance, and pharmaceuticals) in the European Union, an examination is made of when, how, and why non-hierarchical institutions affect policy processes and outcomes. Combining temporal, cross-sectoral, and within-case comparisons with process-tracing, this book ultimately illustrates the conditions, trajectories, and mechanisms of non-hierarchical governance. 

Meet out speaker and chair 

Bernardo Rangoni, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics of the University of York, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp, and Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI).  

Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law at the LSE Law School, Fellow of the British Academy and Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Anthony Teasdale,Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute, LSE and an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University. 

Jonathan Hopkin, Professor of Comparative Politics, LSE European Institute.

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