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Handbook on theories of governance

Author: Christopher K Ansell; Jacob Torfing
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the past two decades, governance theories have arisen semi-independently across multiple disciplines. In law and regulation, planning, democratic theory, economics, public management, and international relations, among other disciplines, scholars have sought to describe new strategies of governing. As a result, the notion of governance is now one of the most frequently used social science concepts in the world.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ansell, Christopher
Handbook on Theories of Governance
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher K Ansell; Jacob Torfing
ISBN: 9781782548508 1782548505
OCLC Number: 953233668
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 578 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: theories of governance; PART I THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNANCE; 1. Collective action theory; 2. Organization theory; 3. Public management theory; 4. Planning theory; 5. State theory; 6. Democratic theory; 7. Public law and regulatory theory; 8. Development theory; 9. International relations theory; PART II BASIC THEORETICAL CONCEPTS; 10. Heterarchy; 11. Network; 12. Public participation; 13. Representation; 14. Deliberation; 15. Power; 16. Legitimacy; 17. Accountability; 18. Transparency 19. Learning; 20. Innovation; 21. Risk; 22. Steering; 23. Soft and hard governing tools; PART III THEORETICAL MODES OF ANALYSIS; 24. Information-based governance theory; 25. Discourse theory; 26. Institutional theory; 27. Public choice theory; 28. Economic theory; 29. Governmentality; 30. Complexity theory and systems analysis; 31. Narrative and interpretive theory; 32. Pragmatism; 33. Normative theory; PART IV FORMS OF GOVERNANCE; 34. Democratic network governance; 35. Regulatory governance; 36. Network governance; 37. Collaborative governance; 38. Private governance 39. Urban and regional governance; 40. Multi-level governance; 41. EU and supranational governance; 42. Transnational economic governance; 43. Metagovernance; 44. Adaptive governance; Epilogue: the current status and future development of governance theories; Index
Other Titles: Theories of governance
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Ansell, Jacob Torfing.

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