Governance, Politics and the State (Political Analysis Series)

Governance, Politics and the State (Political Analysis Series)

by Jon Pierre, B. Guy Peters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312231776

ISBN-13: 9780312231774

Pub. Date: 09/02/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The term "governance" has become one of the most widely used in debates in Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations--often to mean very different things. Written by two leading political scientists, Governance, Politics and the State is the first systematic introduction to its nature, meaning, and significance. Its central concern is

Overview

The term "governance" has become one of the most widely used in debates in Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations--often to mean very different things. Written by two leading political scientists, Governance, Politics and the State is the first systematic introduction to its nature, meaning, and significance. Its central concern is with how societies are being, and can be, steered in an increasingly complex world where states must increasingly interact with and influence other actors and institutions to achieve results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312231774
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/02/2000
Series:
Political Analysis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Governance?
Part I : Perspectives on Governance
• Different Ways to Think About Governance
• Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives on Governance
• Why the Concern with Governance Now?
Part II: Models of Governance
• Governance at Three Levels
• Scenario 1: Reasserting Control
• Scenario 2: Letting Other Regimes Rule
• Communitarianism, Deliberation, Direct Democracy and Governance
Part III: Governance and the State
• State in Transition
• Conclusions: Rethinking States and Governance

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