Governance: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

Mark Bevir

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The word governance is ubiquitous. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund make loans conditional on good governance . Climate change and avian flu appear as issues of global governance . The European Union issues a White Paper on Governance . The U.S. Forest Service calls for collaborative governance . What accounts for the pervasive use of the term governance and to what does it refer? It has a bewildering set of answers. The word governance is used in a variety of contexts, but at a general level, it refers to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir considers not only the main theories of governance, but also their impact in a variety of areas including corporate, public, and global affairs. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Bookseller Inventory # AOP9780199606412

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Synopsis: The word "governance" is ubiquitous. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund make loans conditional on "good governance." Climate change and avian flu appear as issues of "global governance." The U.S. Forest Service calls for "collaborative governance." What accounts for the pervasive use of the term "governance" and what does it really mean? In this Very Short Introduction, a leading authority on governance, Mark Bevir, considers not only the main theories of governance, but also sheds light on their impact in a variety of areas, including corporate, public, and global affairs. He shows that the word "governance" is used in a variety of contexts, but at a general level, it refers to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule. Bevir also considers how to differentiate between good and bad governance.

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Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Key Concepts in Governance, Democratic Governance, and The State as Cultural Practice (OUP, 2010). He is also the editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Governance.

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