Governance in Modern Society: Effects, Change and Formation of Government Institutions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $234.63
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 26%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $234.63   
  • New (4) from $234.63   
  • Used (1) from $393.36   


Tremendous changes are affecting the institutions of government in many Western European countries. Globalisation, European integration, economic, technological, and societal developments have a major influence on public policies and governmental performance. These developments have furthered a framework in which governmental and non-governmental actors are linked by both reciprocal connections and more complex network relationships. This volume attempts to identify and analyse the effects, the change, and the formation of government institutions in relation to the above-mentioned developments. More specifically the following topics are discussed: the European Union as a system of multi-level governance, national government institutions and policies, change of government institutions and changing state-society relations, new public management reforms, ICT and changing organizational boundaries, political institutions and policy-oriented learning, management of public-private partnerships, interactive policy making, and structural legal institutions. This volume will be of particular interest to administrators, researchers, policy makers, and students in the field of public administration and public policy.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction: multi-level and multi-actor governance; O. van Heffen, et al. Part I: Effects of Government Institutions. The comitology game: European policymaking with parliamentary involvement; B. Steunenberg, D. Schmidtchen. Institutional change in the emerging European polity; K. van Kersbergen, et al. The secret and cost of success: institutional change and policy change; M.S. de Vries. The swamp of Dutch politics: how the impact of modernization on political behavior is modified by institutional context; K. Aarts, et al. Interactive decision making and representative democracy: institutional collisions and solutions; E.-H. Klijn, J.F.M. Koppenjan. Is mediation a suitable alternative to court trials? An assessment of institutional effects on the processing of disputes; M. Oude Vrielink. Institutionalism: state models and policy processes; O. van Heffen, P.-J. Klok. Part II: Change of government institutions. Restructuring a corporatist welfare state: managed liberalization and the role of the state, the social partners and the market in Dutch social security and labor market policy; R. van der Veen. Administrative conditions to institutional politics: federalism in an unitary state; T.A.J. Toonen. Public governance in Europe: a historical-institutional tour d'horizon; W.J.M. Kickert, J.L.M. Hakvoort. Information and communication technology and the redefinition of the functional and normative boundaries of government; V.J.J.M. Bekkers. Part III: Formation of government institutions. The mobilization of bias revisited: institutional design, cultural bias and policy-oriented learning; F. Hendriks. Interactive policy making as a serious alternative: Balancing between an open and closed approach; M. Esselbrugge. Process Management; H. de Bruijn, E. ten Heuvelhof. Managing public-private partnerships: influencing processes and institutional context of public-private partnerships; E.-H. Klijn, G.R. Teisman. Legal institutions as systems of legal norms; D.W.P. Ruiter. Contributors. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)