Key Concepts in Governance provides a clear introduction to the technical concepts and policies of contemporary governance through short definitional essays. Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a contextualization of the concept, an overview of relevant debates, and a guide to further reading. The book also includes a substantial introductory chapter which gives an overview of governance studies as a whole, orientating and guiding the reader around the issues that the concepts address.
Implementation refers to the set of actions and interactions involved in the execution of public policy. Implementation occurs after a legislature or judiciary creates or modifies policy, and in some cases, it also comes [Page 104]only after appropriate funding has been allocated for the relevant policy. The task of implementing policy falls mainly to the executive branch of government, especially the civil service. Typically, the decisions of the legislature and the judiciary remain ambiguous: they say what is to be done but not how it is to be done. The executive then decides how to implement such decisions and does so. Indeed, the decision on how to implement a policy often determines much of the content of that policy.
The rise of the new governance in ...