Debating Governance: Authority, Steering, and Democracy

Paperback | February 24, 2000

EditorJon Pierre

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Leading scholars in the field of governance examine the effectiveness of the different non-institutional strategies at the disposal of modern governments in tackling issues of urban decline, public administrations, governmental regionalization, budget deficits and global economics. Thegovernance approach to political science yields a new perspective on the role of the state, domestically as well as in the international arena. Globalization, internationalization, and the growing influence of networks in domestic politics means that the notions of state strength and the role of thestate in society must re-examined.

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Leading scholars in the field of governance examine the effectiveness of the different non-institutional strategies at the disposal of modern governments in tackling issues of urban decline, public administrations, governmental regionalization, budget deficits and global economics. Thegovernance approach to political science yields a n...

Jon Pierre is at University of Gothenburg.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 24, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198297726

ISBN - 13:9780198297727

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1. Jon Pierre: Introduction: Understanding GovernancePART I. GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY, AND THE STATE2. Paul Hirst: Democracy and Governance3. B. Guy Peters: Governance in Comparative Perspective4. Rod Rhodes: Governance and the Public Administration5. Gerry Stoker: Urban Political Science and the Challenge of Urban Governance6. Andrew Gamble: Governing Sectors of the Economy7. Jan Kooiman: Governance as a Socio-Cybernetic SystemPART II. EMERGING FORMS OF INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE8. James N. Rosenau: Change, Complexity, and Governance in a Globalizing Space9. Anthony Payne: Globalization and Modes of Regionalist Governance10. Alberta Sbragia: The European Union as Coxswain: Governance by Steering11. Jon Pierre: Conclusions: Governance Beyond State Strength

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`a good companion for anyone seeking an introduction to the many facets of the governance debate.'Jonathan Davies, Democratizaton