Governance, Politics and the State

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-02-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The term 'governance' has become on of the most widely used in debates in Political Science - and one of the most misunderstood and contested. This leading and defining text has been updated throughout and extended to cover netweork, global and multi-level governance, on meta-governance and complexity, measurement and building empirical models.

Author Biography

JON PIERRE is Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Governance?
Different Ways to Think About Governance
Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives on Governance
Why the Concern About Governance Now?
Governance and the State
Governance Beyond the State
Governance Within the State
Multi-Level Governance
Meta-Governance: Can the State Reassert Control?
Deliberation, Direct Democracy and Governance
States in Transition
Conclusions--Rethinking States and Governance
Doing Research on Governance

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