Slobodan Tomic and Rebecca Schmidt

Slobodan is a Post-Doctoral CAROLINE Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (UCD). His academic background is in political science and his academic interests are in the fields of public policy & administration, regulation, and integrity policies. His research is concerned with the behaviour of integrity regulators. Those are the institutions that control the work of public authorities, for instance anti-corruption agencies/ethics commissions, audit offices, information & data commissioners, and many others. His research seeks to analyse why they behave the way they do, and how they interact with public authorities, particularly during confrontational times. He am interested in how organisational, situational and leadership factors shape the conduct of those integrity regulators. Rebecca is an Assistant Professor in law at Dublin City University. Prior, she obtained a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and an LLM in International and Legal Studies from New York University. In her work, she examines a key feature of globalisation, the rise of regulation beyond the State. She focuses on the emergence of transnational regulatory cooperation between public and private actors, and in particular the interplay between expertise-driven private regulation and more traditional political authority in multi-level transnational regulatory networks. In her recent publications, she particularly focuses on technical standard setting and the sports sector.

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Sports anti-doping bodies won’t reform themselves, but nation states can break the deadlock

Following the extraordinary state-sponsored doping scandal of the Russian Olympic team, the international sport’s anti-doping regime faces its worst credibility crisis in decades. The latest decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to reinstate the Russian Anti Doping Agency and its Moscow laboratory after their multi-year suspension has again...

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