Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalization

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This book discusses the issue of good governance in democratic societies in the context of globalization. In contrast to the assumption of homogenization which is often associated with the process of globalization, the book highlights the heterogeneity of experiences relevant to governance in different nations. The first section locates the theme of good governance in academic debate and also in the context of reinventing government. Three papers in this section are devoted to Europe, two are devoted to India and one provides an overview of the theme in comparative perspective. The second section treats administrative reforms in a theoretical and comparative perspective that include the changing perceptions of the state. The third section on good corporate governance explores the relation between the concept of governance in the social sciences and the notions of good governance in the corporate world. The interface between theoretical issues of governance and the problems of implementation in the actual world will make the volume useful to a large readership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761998488
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Surendra Munshi is at present Fellow of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He retired as Professor of Sociology from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has taught and researched in India and abroad in the fi elds of classical sociological theory, sociology of culture, industrial sociology and professional management. He led an Indo-European project on good governance with the funding of the European Commission. The outcome of the project appeared in a book of which he was the co-editor (with Biju Paul Abraham) under the title Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation, published by Sage Publications in 2004. He is currently working on a book on the theme of language, religion and identity.

Biju Paul Abraham is Professor of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. His teaching and research interests include issues related to comparative public policy, administrative reforms and good governance. He has also worked on international governance issues, especially decision-making within the World Trade Organization. He is co-editor (with Surendra Munshi) of the book Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation published by Sage Publications in 2004.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Surendra Munshi and Biju Paul Abraham
Concern for Good Governance in Comparative Perspective - Surendra Munshi
Policy without Politics - Abram De Swaan
Social, Cultural and Linguistic Affairs in the European Union
Governance and Democracy - Angela Liberatore
Reflections on the European Debate
National Differences and the Rethinking of Social Democracy - Luke Martell
Third Ways in Europe
Good Governance, Market Friendly Globalisation, and the Changing Space of State Intervention - Anup Sinha
The Case of India
India - Prem Shankar Jha
From Developmental to Predator State
Administrative Reform in India and Europe - Biju Paul Abraham
A Comparative Perspective
Policy Change in Public Sector Reforms in Comparative Perspective - Hellmut Wollmann
Between Convergence and Divergence
Administrative Reform in Germany - Manfred Roeber
Learning from European Experiences
Administrative Reform in India - Kuldeep Mathur
Policy Prescriptions and Outcomes
Governance Reforms in India - V K Agnihotri and R K Dar
Responsible Civil Servants' View from the Inside
NGOs as Partners in the Process of 'Reform' - Vithal Rajan
Are They the Yogis or the Bhogis of Development?
Good Corporate Governance in the Global Economy - Darryl Reed
What is at Issue?
Corporate Governance Systems - Anju Seth
An Integrative Model and Implications for India
Role of Government in the Financial Services Industry in the European Union - Paola De Vincentiis
An International Perspective
Convergence of Divergences - Rudi Schmidt
The Changing Legal Frameworks, Free Market Ideology and Corporate Reorganisation in German Enterprises
The Emergence and Viability of Participatory Firms - Peter Abell and Diane Reyniers
Issues in Corporate Governance in India - Asish K Bhattacharyya
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