9780754649830

Governance and the Democratic Deficit: Assessing the Democratic Legitimacy of Governance Practices

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754649830

  • ISBN10:

    0754649830

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-28
  • Publisher: Ashgate (AGH)

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Summary

This comprehensive volume assesses the alleged 'democratic deficit' of these new governance practices and as such is ideally suited to courses on public administration.It is widely acknowledged that we are witnessing a major transformation of public policymaking, a transformation which has been labeled as a change from 'government' to 'governance'. Governance is used to describe policymaking and implementation without a central authority in a non-hierarchical, network like structure through negotiation and cooperation between public and private actors at one or across different political levels.In particular the volume: combines empirical analysis and normative assessment of governance practices provides a systematic approach based on a framework for assessing democracy adGdresses different modes of governance at the local/regional, national, European and international levelsThis comprehensive volume assesses the alleged 'democratic deficit' of these new governance practices and as such is ideally suited to courses on public administration.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Framework
Governance and the democratic deficit
introduction, Victor Bekkers, Geske Dijkstra, Arthur Edwards and Menno Fenger
The Governance Concept in Public Administration, Menno Fenger and Victor Bekkers
Legitimacy and Democra
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