Democratic Governance

Democratic Governance

by Mark Bevir
     
 

"Democratic Governance is a highly original, broad-ranging, and ambitious book that makes distinctive contributions to democratic theory, the sociology of knowledge, and public policy. Its major contribution is to show how relatively abstract social theories have informed, down to the details, agendas of political, administrative, and policy reform."—

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"Democratic Governance is a highly original, broad-ranging, and ambitious book that makes distinctive contributions to democratic theory, the sociology of knowledge, and public policy. Its major contribution is to show how relatively abstract social theories have informed, down to the details, agendas of political, administrative, and policy reform."—Archon Fung, Harvard University

"This impressive book draws upon a wide range of literatures in political science, sociology, policy analysis, and public administration to raise—and attempt to answer—pressing questions about the undemocratic or even antidemocratic implications of emerging models of 'governance.' Bevir traces the appeal of this recently coined term of art to conservative and neoliberal dissatisfactions with government, whose supposed inefficiencies could be corrected by allegedly more efficient modes such as markets."—Terence Ball, Arizona State University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691145396
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,496,177
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bevir is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Key Concepts in Governance" and "New Labour: A Critique".

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xv

Chapter 1 Interpreting Governance 1

Part I The New Governance 15

Chapter 2 The Modern State 17

Chapter 3 New Theories 39

Chapter 4 New Worlds 65

Part II Constitutionalism 93

Chapter 5 Democratic Governance 95

Chapter 6 Constitutional Reform 122

Chapter 7 Judicial Reform 147

Part III Public Administration 175

Chapter 8 Public Policy 177

Chapter 9 Joined-up Governance 199

Chapter 10 Police Reform 227

Conclusion: After Modernism 251

Bibliography 275

Index 293

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