This two volume set on Governance provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of national governments in recent times and the ways in which their roles have been conceptualized in the areas of political science, public administration, political economy and sociology.
Key features include:
- an examination the changes in national governments associated with the transfer of powers, rights and functions to organizations within the private sector and with the rise of new types of regional and international linkages and problems therein;
- an exploration of how national governments have become both increasingly dependent on organizations inthe private sector and increasingly constrained by international linkages.
The Encyclopedia of Governance avoids the jargon that characterizes most of the writing in this field and translates the common language used into a more familiar and commonsense vocabulary, so as to make it intelligible to the broadest possible audience.
This collection is an essential purchase for all reference libraries around the world.
Professor Mark Bevir is a member of the Department of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. He was born in London and educated at the University of Exeter, U.K., where he got a BA (1st Class), and the University of Oxford, UK where he was awarded a DPhil. Before moving to Berkeley, he worked at the University of Madras, India, and University of Newcastle, UK. He has held visiting positions in Australia, Finland, France, U.K., and the U.S. Currently he is co-convener of the Interpretive Political Science specialist group of the Political Studies Association and President of the Society for the Philosophy of History.
Key theme are Cultures; Theories of Governance; Environmental Governance; Information Governance; Public Administration; Policy Analysis; Public Sector Management; Government; Local Governance; Global Governance; Regionalism; Trade; International Organization; Development; Rational Choice Theory; Capitalism; Economic Governance; Market; Evaluation of Governance; Democratic Theory; Good Governance; Security; Citizenship; Interpretive Theory; Sociology Of Governance; Organization Theory; Institutionalism; Decision-Making; Political Process; Society.