State capacity and utilities regulation in Brazil: Exploring bureaucracy

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Utilities Policy, ISSN: 0957-1787, Vol: 49, Page: 116-126

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Bruno Queiroz Cunha; Ana Karine Pereira; Alexandre de Ávila Gomide
Elsevier BV
Business, Management and Accounting; Social Sciences; Environmental Science
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Different interest groups play a role in regulatory governance. One frequently neglected is the group of professionals that run regulatory agencies and pursue regulatory goals. The objective of this paper is to give “regulocrats” center stage. It interprets data from a survey conducted by Brazilian institutions, shedding light on the major preferences of the “regulocrats”, and on how they go about implementing policy and interacting with other actors. Data is combined with a state capacity perspective so as to elaborate on the findings. The paper concludes by articulating an idea of a particular kind of hybridism in the Brazilian “regulocracy”.