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Modern Governance
New Government-Society Interactions

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August 2009 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This wide-ranging text provides an overview of major governance developments in contemporary society. It outlines and illuminates recent theories about the relationship of public and private sectors, and the interaction of politics and society. The most recent and prevailing governance development is shown as a shift in the balance between government and society--away from the public sector toward the private sector. Modern Governance explores how new balances have been struck between the state and the market. It also identifies the forms and patterns that have emerged in this new balance. Patterns include substitutions of the market and the state; and new interactions between government and society in areas such as social welfare, environment, education, and services. Based on shared responsibility between the public and private sectors, such patterns have produced new forms of governing and public management. Modern Governance gives a broad overview of the subject. It shows empirical cases of new governance forms which are drawn from Western Europe. It also reviews the major theoretical concepts explaining these developments. Focus is placed on the challenges and prospects for modern public management. This comprehensive volume is essential reading for students of public administration, management, government and political science, and organization theory.

Jan Kooiman
Social-Political Governance
Introduction  
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS
Renate Mayntz
Governing Failures and the Problem of Governability
Some Comments on a Theoretical Paradigm  
Andrew Dunsire
Modes of Governance
Jan Kooiman
Governance and Governability
Using Complexity, Dynamics and Diversity  
 
PART TWO: PREDICAMENTS
Fr[ac]ed[ac]eric Royall
Lost Opportunity
The Case of Labour Market Management in the Republic of Ireland  
Kirsti Stenvall
Public Policy Planning and the Problem of Governance
The Question of Education in Finland  
Marijke Prins
Women's Emancipation as a Question of Governance
Actors, Institutions and the Room for Manoeuvre  
 
PART THREE: EXPERIENCES
Charles Raab
The Governance of Data Protection
Martijn van Vliet
Environmental Regulation of Business
Options and Constraints for Communicative Governance  
Vincent Kouwenhoven
Public-Private Partnership
A Model for the Management of Public-Private Cooperation  
Mich[gr]ele Breuillard
Dynamics and Room for Manoeuvre in Governance
The Channel Tunnel Decision in France and Britain  
Geert Bouckaert
Governance between Legitimacy and Efficiency
Citizen Participation in the Belgian Fire Services  
Herman Aquina and Hans Bekke
Governance in Interaction
Public Tasks and Private Organisations  
 
PART FOUR: PROSPECTS FOR REFORM
Les Metcalfe
Public Management; from Imitation to Innovation
Walter Kickert
Complexity, Governance and Dynamics
Conceptual Explorations of Public Network Management  
Ky[um]osti Pekonen
Governance and the Problem of Representation in Public Administration
The Case of Finland  
Torben Beck J[/]orgensen
Modes of Governance and Administrative Change
 
PART FIVE: EVALUATIONS
Roger Duclaud-Williams
The Governance of Education
Britain and France  
Jan Kooiman
Findings, Speculations and Recommendations

Interesting text for anyone wanting to gain an idea of Modern Governance. Cross section analysis with historical governance shows interesting results.

Mr Matthew Hirst
Arts, Business and Social Science, University Campus Suffolk
July 6, 2015

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