Multi-level Governance

Paperback | July 12, 2005

EditorIan Bache, Matthew Flinders

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The power and future role of nation states are a topic of increasing importance. The dispersion of authority both vertically to supranational and subnational institutions and horizontally to non-state actors has challenged the structure and capacity of national governments. Multi-levelgovernance has emerged as an important concept for understanding the dynamic relationships between state and non-state actors within territorially overarching networks. Multi-level Governance explores definitions and applications of the concept by drawing on contributions from scholars with different concerns within the broad discipline of Political Studies. It contends that new analytical frameworks that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries andepistemological positions are essential for comprehending the changing nature of governance. In this context, this volume undertakes a critical assessment of both the potentialities and the limitations of multi-level governance.

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The power and future role of nation states are a topic of increasing importance. The dispersion of authority both vertically to supranational and subnational institutions and horizontally to non-state actors has challenged the structure and capacity of national governments. Multi-levelgovernance has emerged as an important concept for ...

Matthew Flinders was awarded the Political Studies Association's Richard Rose Prize 2004. Judges' Citation 'Dr Flinders has focussed on a set of topics of central relevance to British Government and politics: the institutions and mechanisms of accountability and responsibility. In doing so he has addressed an interesting...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.57 inPublished:July 12, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders: Themes and Issues in Multi-level GovernancePart 1: Theory2. Gary Marks and Liesbet Hooghe: Contrasting Visions of Multi-level Governance3. James N. Rosenau: Strong Demand, Huge Supply: Governance in an Emerging Epoch4. Bob Jessop: Multi-level Governance and Multi-level Metagovernance5. B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre: Multi-level Governance and Democracy: A Faustian Bargain?Part 2: Levels6. Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders: Multi-level Governance and British Politics7. Stephen George: Multi-level Governance and the European Union8. Stephen Welch and Caroline Kennedy-Pipe: Multi-level Governance and International RelationsPart 3: Sectors9. Jenny Fairbrass and Andrew Jordan: Multi-level Governance and Environmental Policy10. Ian Bache: Multi-level Governance and European Union Regional Policy11. Jonathan Perraton and Peter Wells: Multi-level Governance and Economic Policy12. Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders: Mulit-level Governance: Conclusions and Implications