Governance, Politics and the State (Political Analysis)

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The term "governance" has become one of the most widely used in debates in Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations--often to mean very different things. Written by two leading political scientists, Governance, Politics and the State is the first systematic introduction to its nature, meaning, and significance. Its central concern is with how societies are being, and can be, steered in an increasingly complex world where states must increasingly interact with and influence other actors and institutions to achieve results.

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Governing Complex Societies outlines a typology of different models of governance, ranging from a state-centric model to the "governing without government" model. The typology is based in dimensions on actors, processes and outcomes. Using this typology, the authors conclude that both the state-centric model and the "governing without government" model tend to produce suboptimal governance. Instead, governance models between these two extremes seem to be better geared to combine points of contact with society while at the same time being able to make autonomous decisions. This analysis is applied to different aspects of contemporary governance like changing intergovernmental relationships and linkages between the EU and domestic institutions.

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Jon Pierre is Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh.

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