Governance, Politics And The State: Second Edition

Hardcover | February 12, 2018

byJon Pierre, B. Guy Peters

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The term 'governance' has become one of the most widely used in debates in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations - often to mean very different things. Written by two leading political scientists, Governance, Politics and the State is the first systematic introduction to its nature, meaning and significance. Its central concern is with how societies are being, and can be, steered in an increasingly complex world where states must increasingly interact with and influence other actors and institutions to achieve results.

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The term 'governance' has become one of the most widely used in debates in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations - often to mean very different things. Written by two leading political scientists, Governance, Politics and the State is the first systematic introduction to its nature, meaning and significance. It...

JON PIERRE is Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.11 inPublished:February 12, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220444

ISBN - 13:9780230220447

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Table of Contents

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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'Pierre and Peters have provided the best available text on contemporary governance. The book clearly sets out the main elements of the concept and provides a welcome critical assessment of the extent to which modern states retain the capacity to govern.' - Dr Alan Greer, University of The West of England