The SAGE Handbook of Governance

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Edited by: Mark Bevir

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    Introduction

    Preface and Acknowledgments

    The SAGE Handbook of Governance completes what I think of as a set of texts prepared for SAGE in an attempt to illuminate the contours and shadows of the vast literature that has arisen recently and rapidly on governance. Key Concepts in Governance (2009) used an overview of the literature on governance as a setting for discussions of 50 concepts that are prominent in discussions of governance. It is a textbook companion for students at all levels. While Key Concepts may serve as a reference work, that role falls primarily to the more extensive Encyclopedia of Governance (2007). The Encyclopedia offered a one-stop point of reference for anyone interested in any aspect of governance, whether they are a student, a researcher, a practitioner, or an everyday citizen. Public Governance (2007) is a four-volume collection of leading scholarly articles on theories of governance, public sector reform, public policy, and democratic governance. It provides researchers and students with easy access to some of the most influential and discussed articles in the field. I might be tempted to call it a collection of classic articles were the literature on governance not so current. Finally, this Handbook of Governance brings together an international cast of specialists to offer an authoritative overview of current scholarship. The Handbook provides a clear guide to advanced topics, cutting edge research, and future agendas.

    Each of these SAGE texts provides an overview of governance studies as a whole. Indeed, these texts are a conscious attempt to forward my particular view of governance studies. In all these texts, I suggest that ‘governance’ refers to new theories of social coordination and new worlds of collective action, and, more controversially, I suggest that the new worlds arose in part because people acted on formal and folk versions of the new theories. This latter suggestion reflects my commitment to interpretive theory. If we are fully to explain a form of governance, we have to refer to the meanings and stories that are embodied in it; we have to interpret the beliefs and theories that have led people to act so as to create and maintain it. I hope that the Handbook will improve people's understanding of the world in which we live, the ideas that have made that world, and alternative ideas by which we might remake the world.

    I would like to thank everyone at SAGE who has helped to produce the whole set of texts on governance. Lucy Robinson initially contacted me in 2004 to suggest that I edit an Encyclopedia of Governance for SAGE, and she later convinced me to do both the set on Public Governance and the Key Concepts book. David Mainwaring became the editor responsible for Public Governance and Key Concepts. He then raised the possibility of a Handbook and oversaw its creation. Throughout, Lucy and David were encouraging, responsive, and patient. I am most grateful.

    MarkBevir

    List of Contributors

    Kamran Ali Afzal is a career civil servant with the Government of Pakistan and has served in a range of administrative and policymaking positions over the past 16 years. His most recent assignment was with the finance department of the provincial government of the Punjab, where he was responsible for medium-term financial planning, drafting annual budgetary proposals, expenditure monitoring, and fiscal reforms. Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, he is studying the relationship between public sector accountability and resource allocation. His areas of interest include comparative public policy, governance, government accountability structures, public finance, and social development.

    Mark Bevir is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Logic of the History of Ideas (1999), New Labour: A Critique (2005), Key Concepts in Governance (2009), and Democratic Governance (2010), and the co-author, with R.A.W. Rhodes, of Interpreting British Governance (2003), Governance Stories (2006), and The State as Cultural Practice (2010).

    Lisa Blomgren Bingham is the Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington. Together with Rosemary O'Leary, she co-edited The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution (2003), Big Ideas in Collaborative Public Management (2008), and The Collaborative Public Manager (2009). She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her current research examines dispute systems design and the legal infrastructure for collaboration, dispute resolution, and public participation in governance.

    Hok Bun Ku is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and program leader of MSW (China). He is Deputy Director of the China Research and Development Network and executive editor of China Journal of Social Work. He has been involved in China's rural development for about 15 years and has written extensively on topics related to rural development, cultural politics, participatory design, social exclusion and marginality, and social work education. His most recent English-language book is Moral Politics in a South Chinese Village: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Resistance (2003). His Chinese-language books include Fe/male Voices: A Practice of Feminist Writing (2008), The Stories of Pingzhai Village: The Practice of Culture and Development (2007), Practice-Based Social Work Research in Local Chinese Context (2007), Rethinking and Recasting Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Marginality in Chinese Society (2005), Research, Practice and Reflection of Social Work in Indigenous Chinese Context (2004), and Social Exclusion and Marginality in Chinese Societies (2003).

    Anthony B.L. Cheung is the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Chair Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship. Professor Cheung has published extensively on privatization, civil service and public sector reforms, Asian administrative reforms, and government and politics in Hong Kong and China. His recent books are Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond (with Julia Tao et al., 2010), Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia: Paradigm Shift or Business As Usual? (co-edited, 2003), and Public Service Reform in East Asia: Reform Issues and Challenges in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong (2005). Professor Cheung serves as a Member of Hong Kong's Executive Council and Chairman of the Consumer Council. He was the founder of the policy think-tank SynergyNet.

    Robert K. Christensen is Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. At the institutional level, he is interested in courts and their relationship to public/nonprofit organization outcomes. At the behavioral level, he is interested in the impact of pro- and anti-social attitudes/actions on public and nonprofit work groups and organizations. His work appears in such journals as Administration & Society, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Public Administration Review.

    Steven Cohen is the Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Founder, Professor, and Director of the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also a consultant and former policy analyst for the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of The Effective Public Manager (1988) and Understanding Environmental Policy (2006). He has co-authored several books, including Total Quality Management in Government (1993), Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations (1998), Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation (2005), and The Responsible Contract Manager (2008). Dr Cohen is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and has written extensively on public management innovation, ethics, and environmental policy.

    Mark Considine is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne and former Director of the Centre for Public Policy. He is a past winner of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Publication Award and in 2000 received the Marshall E. Dimmock Award for the best lead article in Public Administration Review (with co-author Jenny M. Lewis). His latest book (with Jenny M. Lewis and Damon Alexander) is Networks, Innovation and Public Policy: Politicians, Bureaucrats and the Pathways to Change inside Government (2009). His research areas include governance studies, comparative social policy, employment services, public sector reform, local development, and organizational sociology.

    Janet V. Denhardt is a Professor and Doctoral Program Director in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on leadership, civic engagement, and governance. She has authored 10 books, including: The New Public Service (2007), The Dance of Leadership (2006), Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (2009), Public Administration: An Action Orientation (2009), and Street-Level Leadership (1998). Her work has also appeared in Public Administration Review, Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

    Robert B. Denhardt is a Regents Professor, the Coor Presidential Chair, and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He is a Past President of the American Society for Public Administration and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has published 21 books, including The Dance of Leadership (2006), The New Public Service (2007), Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (2009), Public Administration: An Action Orientation (2009), and Theories of Public Organization (2009).

    Bas Denters is Professor of Public Governance at the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) of the University of Twente. His main research areas are local and regional governance, and issues of participation and representation in urban democracy. He is Overseas Editor of Local Government Studies, Convenor of the Standing Group on Local Government and Politics of the European Consortium for Political Research and Member of the Board of the European Urban Research Association. He has published in Acta Politica, Environment & Planning, European Journal of Political Research, Local Government Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Affairs Review. Relevant book publications include The Rise of Interactive Governance and Quasi-Markets: A Comparison of the Dutch Experience with the Developments in Four Western Countries (co-edited with O. van Heffen, J. Huisman and P.J. Klok, 2003), and Comparing Local Governance: Trends and Developments (co-edited with L.E. Rose, 2005).

    Marian Döhler is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Leibniz University, Hannover, and currently serves as Director of the Institute of Political Science. He has published four monographs on health policymaking and public administration. His articles have appeared in journals such as Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Governance, and West European Politics. He is co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal der moderne staat for which he is editing a special issue on regulation. His current research is about regulatory agencies, science and politics, managing public sector organizations, and the lawmaking process.

    Keith Dowding is the Director of Research, College of Arts and Social Sciences, and Research Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has published widely on topics as diverse as public administration and public policy, urban politics, comparative politics, British politics, social and rational choice theory, and political philosophy. He recently edited (with Ken Shepsle and Torun Dewan) the four-volume Rational Choice Politics (2009). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia and has been co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics since 1996.

    William B. Eimicke is the Executive Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He recently returned to Columbia University after serving three years as Deputy Fire Commissioner of New York City. Eimicke first started working with the New York City Fire Department in 2002 when he served as Faculty Director of the Fire Officers Management Institute (FOMI), a custom-designed leadership and management training program for fire and EMS personnel supported by Columbia. Previously, he served as the Director of Fiscal Studies for the New York State Senate, Assistant Budget Director for the City of New York, and Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. He also served as New York Governor Mario Cuomo's Deputy Secretary for Policy and Programs as well as the Housing Czar for New York State. Eimicke also served on Vice President Gore's Reinventing Government team.

    Henrik Enroth is Assistant Professor at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He earned his PhD at Stockholm University and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include the conceptual and theoretical development of the social sciences, and the history of political ideas. Specifically, he has devoted his research to twentieth-century conceptions of politics and political inquiry, and he is currently working on a book on the conceptual challenges facing a global political science, tentatively titled A New Framework for Political Analysis. Recent publications include a critical analysis of the pluralist legacy in modern political discourse, forthcoming in Contemporary Political Theory, and a contribution to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Theory (2010).

    Anders Esmark is Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University. His research interests include public administration, democratic theory, and the interplay between politics and media. Recent writings on governance include ‘The Functional Differentiation of Governance: Public Governance beyond Hierarchy, Market and Networks’ (Public Administration, 2009), ‘Good Governance in Network Society: Reconfiguring the Political from Politics to Policy’ (with Henrik Bang, Administrative Theory & Praxis, 2009),’ and contributions to Theories of Democratic Network Governance (edited by Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing, 2007) and Democratic Network Governance in Europe (edited by Martin Marcussen and Jacob Torfing, 2007).

    Thomas Hale is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research focuses on global problems and the institutions to govern them, particularly efforts to solve transnational dilemmas democratically. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Innovation in Transnational Governance.

    Ian Hall is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Griffith University, Brisbane. He is the author of The International Thought of Martin Wight (2006) and the editor (with Lisa Hill) of British International Thinkers from Hobbes to Namier (2009). He has published a number of articles on the history of international thought, international relations theory, diplomacy, and international security in – amongst others – British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Government and Opposition, International Affairs, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and Review of International Studies. He has just completed a new book called The Dilemmas of Decline: British Intellectuals and World Politics and is currently working on projects on global governance, public diplomacy, and the rise of India.

    M. Shamsul Haque is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. His current research interests include contemporary issues and problems related to public administration, the state and governance, development theory and policy, and the environment and sustainability. He has authored and edited several books. His articles on these issues have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Public Administration Review, Administration & Society, Governance, International Political Science Review, International Journal of Public Administration, and International Review of Administrative Sciences. He is the editor of the Asian Journal of Political Science.

    Carolyn J. Heinrich is the Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, Affiliated Professor of Economics, and a Regina Loughlin Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on education and human capital development, social welfare policy, public management, and econometric methods for program evaluation. She works directly with governments at all levels and internationally in her research. She is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications to date, including four co-authored/edited books. In 2004, she received the David N. Kershaw Award for distinguished contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management by a person under the age of 40.

    Bob Jessop is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Cultural Political Research Centre at Lancaster University. He is best known for his contributions to state theory, critical political economy, welfare state restructuring, and theories of governance failure and metagovernance. He has published 17 books, 26 edited volumes, and over 300 journal articles and book chapters. His books include The Capitalist State (1982), Nicos Poulantzas (1985), Thatcherism: A Tale of Two Nations (1988), State Theory (1990), The Future of the Capitalist State (2002), Beyond the Regulation Approach (2006, co-authored with Ngai-Ling Sum), and State Power: A Strategic-Relational Approach (2007). He is currently working on the crisis of crisis-management in relation to the global financial and economic crisis with a three-year ESRC Professorial Fellowship (2010–13).

    Petri Koikkalainen is University Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi. His research interests include political theory and the history of political thought. Recently, he has studied the development of modernist social sciences after World War II with their implications on public policy and governance. He has published on topics that range from the Anglo-American debate about the ‘end of ideology’ during the 1950s (in, for example, History of Political Thought, 2009) to the modernization of the Finnish North (for example, ‘Narratives of Progress in the Politics of Urho Kekkonen and the Agrarian League’, in Linjakumpu and Wallenius (eds.), Progress or Perish, forthcoming). During 2009–10 he is the editor of Politiikka, the quarterly journal of the Finnish Political Science Association.

    Wai Fung Lam is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His research has evolved around institutional analysis, common-pool resource management, irrigation management in Asia, public governance, and policy process and dynamics. He is the author of Governing Irrigation Systems in Nepal: Institutions, Infrastructure, and Collective Action (1998), and a co-editor of Asian Irrigation Systems in Transition: Responding to the Challenges Ahead (2005). He has published in major international journals, including Governance, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Institutional Economics, Policy Sciences, Voluntas, and World Development.

    Patrick Le Galès is CNRS Research Professor in Politics and Sociology at Sciences Po in Paris and part-time Professor of European Politics at King's College, London. He works on urban governance, comparative public policy, the restructuring of the state, and local and regional economic development. He won the UNESCO/ESRC Stein Rokkan prize for comparative research in 2002 and the French Political Science/Mattei Dogan prize for excellence in research in 2007. Among his publications in English are Regions in Europe the Paradox of Power (1998), Local Industrial Systems in Europe, Rise or Demise? (1999), European Cities, Social Conflicts and Governance (2002), and The Changing Governance of Local Economies in Europe (2003). He was an editor of the Palgrave series Developments in French Politics, Vols. 3 and 4. He edited a special issue of Governance entitled ‘Policy Instruments and Policy Changes’, 2007 (with P. Lascoumes). His forthcoming book (with F. Faucher King) is The New Labour Experiment (2010).

    Laurence E. Lynn, Jr is Sid Richardson Research Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Professor of Public Management at the Manchester Business School, and the Sydney Stein Jr Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Chicago. His research is concerned with public management theory and research methods. His most recent books are Public Management: Old and New (2006), Madison's Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution (with Anthony M. Bertelli, 2006), and a textbook, Public Management: A Three Dimensional Approach (with Carolyn J. Hill, 2008). For lifetime contributions to public administration research and practice, he has received the John Gaus, Dwight Waldo, Paul Van Riper, and H. George Frederickson Awards.

    Michael McGuire is Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University–Bloomington. He is the co-author (with Robert Agranoff) of Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments (2003), which received the 2003 Louis Brownlow Best Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration. His work on public management networks, collaboration, leadership, and intergovernmental relations in the policy areas of economic development, emergency management, and rural development has been published in numerous journals, including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, The Leadership Quarterly, Public Performance and Management Review, Disasters, and others.

    Peter McLaverty is a Reader in Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, and a former head of the Department of Public Policy. Dr McLaverty has published widely in academic journals such as Journal of Political Ideologies, Democratization, International Political Science Review, Urban Studies, and Government and Policy. He is the editor of Political Participation and Innovations in Community Governance (2002) and his main research interests are the theory and practice of democracy and public participation. For a number of years, he was convenor of the UK Political Studies Association Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group.

    James Meadowcroft is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration and in the Department of Political Science, at Carleton University in Ottawa. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. His research focuses on reforms to structures and processes of governance as political systems manage environmental issues. He has published a number of articles and books dealing with the politics of the environment and sustainable development, including Implementing Sustainable Development (co-edited with William Lafferty, 2000), the first full-length international study of how governments in industrialized countries responded to the sustainable development agenda. Recent contributions include work on public participation, sustainable development partnerships, planning for sustainability, national sustainable development strategies, environmental governance, sociotechnical transitions, and sustainable energy policy. His volume Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage (co-edited with Oluf Langhelle) was published by Edward Elgar in 2009. He has also served as co-editor of International Political Science Review and as associate editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies.

    Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she has taught since 1992. She also served recently on leave from Harvard as the Director of the Democratic Governance Group at the United Nations Development Program in New York. Her research compares public opinion and elections, democratic institutions and cultures, gender politics, and political communications in many countries worldwide. She has published almost 40 books, including most recently Driving Democracy: Do Power-Sharing Institutions Work? (2008), Cosmopolitan Communications: Cultural Diversity in a Globalizing World (2009, with Ronald Inglehart), and Public Sentinel: News Media and the Governance Agenda (edited, 2010). She has also served as an expert consultant for many international bodies, including the UN, UNESCO, NDI, the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the World Bank, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Project, and the UK Electoral Commission. Her work has been published in more than a dozen languages.

    B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Governance at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen. His work is primarily in governance, institutional theory, and comparative public policy and administration. He is currently co-editor of the European Political Science Review. His recent publications include Policy Coordination in Seven Industrial Democracies (with Geert Bouckaert and Koen Verhoest) and Debating Institutionalism (with Jon Pierre and Gerry Stoker, 2008).

    Phyllis R. Pomerantz is Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Duke Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. She has also held a series of senior appointments at the World Bank, including Country Director for Mozambique and Zambia, and Chief Learning Officer. Her research and teaching center on international aid effectiveness and poverty reduction. She is the author of various articles and reports. Recent works include Aid Effectiveness in Africa (Lexington Books, 2004), ‘A Little Luck and a Lot of Trust: Aid Relationships and Reform in Southern Africa’ in I. Gill and T. Pugatch (eds), At the Frontlines of Development (World Bank, 2005), and ‘International Relations and Global Studies: The Past of the Future?’, Global-e (August 2008).

    Rod Rhodes holds a joint appointment as Professor of Government in the School of Government at the University of Tasmania and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. He is also Professor Emeritus, University of Newcastle (UK). He is the former Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's ‘Whitehall Programme’ (1994–9), and of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (2007–8). He is the author or editor of some 30 books, including. The State as Cultural Practice (co-author, 2010), Comparing Westminster (co-author, 2009), Observing Government Elites (co-editor, 2007), The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (co-editor, 2006, paperback 2008), and Governance Stories (co-author, 2006, paperback 2007). He is Treasurer of the Australasian Political Studies Association, life Vice-President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in both Australia and Britain. He is editor of Public Administration, 1986–2011.

    Fumihiko Saito is a Professor in the Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Ryukoku University, Japan. Dr Saito published Decentralization and Development Partnerships: Lessons from Uganda (2003) and edited Foundations for Local Governance: Decentralization in Comparative Perspective (2008). He has also published books in Japanese covering international development studies and participatory development. In recent years, he has been co-leading a comparative research project examining the complex interfaces between local governance reforms and sustainable development in selected countries in both developed and developing worlds.

    Gunnar Folke Schuppert holds a Research Professorship on ‘New Modes of Governance’ at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB) and is Director of the WZB-Rule of Law Center. His main publications are Verwaltungswissenschaft (2000), Staatswissenschaft (2003), and Politische Kultur (2008) as well as The Europeanisation of Governance (2006) and Global Governance and the Role of Non State Actors (2006) as editor.

    Jefferey M. Sellers is Associate Professor of Political Science, Geography and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is author of Governing from Below: Urban Regions and the Global Economy (2002) and co-editor of Metropolitanization and Political Change (2005) and The Political Ecology of the Metropolis (forthcoming). He has also authored or co-authored dozens of articles, book chapters, and papers on comparative urban politics, decentralization, law and society, urban geography, territorial identity, legal studies, and public policy.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is presently on leave, serving as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State. She was Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, 2002–9. She came to the Wilson School from Harvard Law School where she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and Director of the International Legal Studies Program. She is also the former President of the American Society of International Law, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Drawing from this rich interdisciplinary expertise, she has written and taught broadly on global governance, international criminal law, and American foreign policy. Her most recent book is The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007). She is also the author of A New World Order (2004), in which she identified transnational networks of government officials as an increasingly important component of global governance. She has been a frequent commentator on foreign affairs in newspapers, radio, and television. She was also the convener and academic co-chair of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States, and was a member of the National War Powers Commission.

    Andy Smith is Research Professor at the SPIRIT Research Centre in Bordeaux. He is a specialist in public policy analysis and political economy, with a particular interest in European integration. His recent publications have been focused upon what he calls ‘the Politics of Industry’, both in general (Industries and Globalization, 2008, co-edited with Bernard Jullien) and particularly in the case of wine (Vin et Politique, 2007, co-written with Jacques de Maillard and Olivier Costa). His current research is centred upon the extent to which industries in Europe are governed either at the scale of the European Union, or at that of the WTO (‘How Does the WTO Matter to Industry?’, International Political Sociology, June 2009).

    Mary Tschirhart is Professor of Public Administration at North Carolina State University. Professor Tschirhart writes about management and leadership of public and non-profit organizations. Her most recent research examines collaborative systems and cross-sector dynamics, resulting in publications on self-regulatory programs, workforce inclusion, and resource-sharing dynamics in networks. She is Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education, and Engagement at North Carolina State and formerly served as Director of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University. She is on the board of the International Research Society for Public Management, and formerly served on the board of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and as the Division Chair for the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.

    Angelina W.K. Yuen-Tsang is Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Associate Vice-President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she has served since 1986. Her research interests and areas of specialism are mainly on social support networks and community care, social work education, social work practice in China, corporate social responsibility, and occupational social work. In recent years, her research focus has been on the indigenization of social work education and practice in the Chinese Mainland. She is a key player in social work education in the international arena. She has been President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) since July 2008.

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