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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. 


Transnationalism refers to economic, political, and cultural links that transcend borders. Many transnational links exist between organizations. Some organizations operate across various states. Examples include multinational corporations as well as non-governmental organizations such as Médecins sans Frontières and Oxfam. Other transnational links arise from the flow of ideas. Policy transfer occurs, for example, whenever the policies, institutions, or administrative practices in one setting serve as inspiration for the development of similar arrangements in some other setting. Yet other transnational links and flows involve individual people. Migrants and refugees are obvious examples. Even after people settle in a new state, they often maintain social, cultural, and political ties with their countries of origin. Indeed, some social scientists argue that people's conceptions of themselves are inexorably ...

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