This Handbook presents an authoritative and innovative overview of this fascinating field, with particular emphasis on the significant new and emerging concepts and theoretical issues. Divided into four parts, the first explores the major theories influencing current thinking and shaping future research in the field of governance. Part two deals specifically with issues surrounding new theories - the changing role of the state and the emerging function of networks and of alternative domains of governance. Parts three and four then go on to consider the implications for managing governance and recent attempts to rethink democracy and citizenship in ways that are less tied to the formal institutions of the state
Since the early 1980s, the rise of ‘the multi’ in political analysis has been concomitant to the spread of ‘governance’ throughout much of the world. More precisely, if one considers that governance encapsulates significant change in the relationship between political, administrative, collective and ...