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The SAGE Handbook of Governance.

Author: Mark Bevir
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the verb "to govern" and the noun "government" are well established terms, "governance" is relatively new to social science vocabulary. What does "it" mean? Mark Bevir's Handbook of Governance is a welcomed contribution to a clearer understanding of this emerging seminal concept. Drawing on some of the best 21st century minds in this field, his Handbook is probative and exploratory, one that wrestles with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bevir
ISBN: 9781446209752 144620975X 9781446270424 1446270424
OCLC Number: 764572260
Description: 1 online resource (593 pages)
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; 1 Governance as Theory, Practice, and Dilemma; SECTION I Theories of Governance; 2 Policy Network Theory; 3 Rational Choice Theory; 4 Interpretive Theory; 5 Organization Theory; 6 Institutional Theory; 7 Systems Theory; 8 Metagovernance; 9 State-Society Relations; 10 Policy Instruments and Governance; 11 Development Theory; 12 Measuring Governance; SECTION II Practices of Governance; 13 The Stateless State; 14 The Persistence of Hierarchy; 15 Contracting Out; 16 Public Management; 17 Budgeting and Finance; 18 Partnerships.

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