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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

Policies beyond the State
Policies beyond the state
Eva G. Heidbreder Daniel Schade
Definition

Policies beyond the state are the product of steering the public realm in contexts other than a territorially delineated, hierarchically ordered state. Even though policies have never been exclusively contained within the modern state, the explicit concern with policy-making beyond the state is rather young. Logically, it follows from the shift to governance perspectives in International Relations (IR) and Public Policy research. In IR, debates about globalisation and the independent impact of international organisations have widened the perspective to questions of global governance short of a hierarchical ordering system on the global scale (Rosenau and Czempiel, 1992). In Public Policy research, the turn ...

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