The Governance Report 2017 by The Hertie School of GovernanceThe Governance Report 2017 by The Hertie School of Governance

The Governance Report 2017

EditorThe Hertie School of Governance

Paperback | May 6, 2017

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Looking at recent developments around the world, it seems that democratic values - from freedom of association and speech to fair and free elections and a system of checks and balances - have come under threat. Experts have, however, disproportionately focused on the problems of democracy inthe West, and pointed to familiar sets of shortcomings and emerging deficiencies. By contrast, and with few exceptions, there is less attention to assessing the numerous efforts and innovative activities that are taking place at local, national and international levels. They seek to counteractbacksliding and subversion by improving resilience and consolidation and by promoting the expansion of democracy, especially in an era of limited sovereignty and, frequently also, statehood. The Governance Report 2017 focuses on those policies, programs, and initiatives meant to address the causes of the current democratic malaise, to foster democratic resilience, and to stimulate the (re-)consolidation and development of democratic regimes. The Report's ambition, reflecting itsevidence-based approach, is to shed light on how to manage and care for democracy itself. Specifically, against the backdrop of an assessment of the state of democracy and enriched by cross-national, comparative indicators and case studies, the Report emphasizes solutions geared toward enhancingcitizen participation and improving institutions in various contexts, including the rise of neo-populism. Going beyond descriptions of best practices, the Report also examines their origins, identifies the actual and potential trade-offs these solutions entail, and makes concrete recommendations topolicymakers.
The Hertie School of Governance is a private university based in Berlin, accredited by the German State and the German Science Council. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characteri...
Title:The Governance Report 2017Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:May 6, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198787324

ISBN - 13:9780198787327

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Table of Contents

1. Helmut K. Anheier: Introduction: What are the Issues?2. Ivan Krastev and Daniel Smilov: The Politics of Fear and Lessons for Democracy: Innovative Responses from Central and Eastern Europe3. Didi Kuo: Democracy and Governance in the US: In Search of Innovations4. Ewa Atanassow and Ira Katznelson: Governing Emergency: Democracy at Times of Duress5. Wolfgang Merkel: The Limits of Democratic Innovations in Established Democracies - and What Can be Done About to Enhance Democracy6. Donatella della Porta and Andrea Felicetti: Democratic Innovations and Social Movements7. Thamy Pogrebinschi: Democratic Innovations: Lessons from Outside the OECD8. Nina Hall: Innovations in Activism in the Digital Era9. Matthias Haber: An Assessment of Democratic Innovations and Participatory Governance Around the World10. Claus Offe: Conclusions and Recommendations