The Politics of Self-Governanceby Peter Triantafillou
Pub. Date: 08/01/2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Liberal democracies are experiencing a major transformation of public governance by which self-regulation, co-operation and negotiation between public and private actors and across different political-administrative levels play an increasingly important role for policy-making and implementation. Using the term 'governance imagery', or what a given society envisions… See more details below
Liberal democracies are experiencing a major transformation of public governance by which self-regulation, co-operation and negotiation between public and private actors and across different political-administrative levels play an increasingly important role for policy-making and implementation. Using the term 'governance imagery', or what a given society envisions to be the proper way of governing public affairs, this volume examines the emergence, causes and consequences of the politics of self-governance both within relevant social science theorizing and in the everyday production of public governance in various policy areas. It questions how self-governance materialized in various areas of public governance in different liberal democracies, and the driving forces and political effects of attempts to enhance the role of self-governance. Challenging the theory and practice of public administration, The Politics of Self-Governance is an indispensable read for all those interested in new forms of public governance.
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Table of Contents
Contents: The politics of self-governance: an introduction, Eva Särensen and Peter Triantafillou; Part 1 Scientific Reflections on Governance: A macro level perspective on governance of the self and others, Anders Esmark and Peter Triantafillou; The politics of self-governance in meso level theories, Eva Särensen and Jacob Torfing; Self-governance in micro level theory, Lina Eriksson. Part 2 Governance in Action: The institutional design of self-governance: insights from public-private partnerships, Keith Baker, Jonathan B. Justice and Chris Skelcher; Citizen and city: institutional reform and self-governance in Los Angeles, Juliet Musso and Christopher Weare; Paradoxes of the self: self-owning universities in a society of control, Jacob Williams Ørberg and Susan Wright; Self-governance and the disappearance of the human body, Herbert Gottweis; Public administration in teams: self-governing civil servants, Birgitte Poulsen; Governing the responsible prisoner: a comparative analysis, Mary Bosworth; Self-governance through the committees in the in the open method of co-ordination: the cases of employment and social inclusion, Caroline de la Porte, David Natali and Philippe Pochet; Conclusion, Eva Särensen and Peter Triantafillou; Index.
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