The study of governance has risen to prominence as a way of describing and explaining changes in our world. The SAGE Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and innovative overview of this fascinating field, with particular emphasis on the significant new and emerging theoretical issues and policy innovations.
The Handbook is divided into three parts. Part one explores the major theories influencing current thinking and shaping future research in the field of governance. Part two deals specifically with changing practices and policy innovations, including the changing role of the state, transnational and global governance, markets and networks, public management, and budgeting and finance. Part three explores the dilemmas of managing governance, including attempts to rethink democracy and citizenship as well as specific policy issues such as capacity building, regulation, and sustainable development.
This volume is an excellent resource for advanced students and researchers in political science, economics, geography, sociology, and public administration.
Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Governance as Theory, Practice and Dilemma - Mark Bevir PART ONE: THEORIES OF GOVERNANCE Policy-Network Theory - Henrik Enroth Rational-Choice Theory - Keith Dowding Interpretive Theory - Mark Bevir Organization Theory - Robert K. Christensen and Mary Tschirhart Institutional Theory - B. Guy Peters Systems Theory - Anders Esmark Meta-Gvernance - Bob Jessop State-Society Relations - Jefferey M. Sellers Policy Instruments and Governance - Patrick Le Gales Development Theory - Phyllis R. Pomerantz Measuring Governance - Pippa Norris PART TWO: PRACTICES OF GOVERNANCE The Stateless State - Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes The Persistence of Hierarchy - Laurence E. Lynn Jr Contracting out - Steven Cohen and William Eimicke Public Management - Carolyn J. Heinrich Budgeting and Finance - Anthony B. L. Cheung Partnerships - Gunnar Folke Schuppert Multijurisdictional Regulation - Andy Smith Local Governance - Bas Denters Non-Governmental Organizations - M. Shamsul Haque Transgovernmental Networks - Anne-Marie Slaughter and Thomas N. Hale Global Governance - Mark Bevir and Ian Hall PART THREE: DILEMMAS OF GOVERNANCE Legitimacy - Mark Considine and Kamran Ali Afzal Collaborative Governance - Lisa Blomgren Bingham Participation - Peter McLaverty Leadership - Janet V. Denhardt and Robert B. Denhardt Network Management - Michael McGuire Social Inclusion - Petri Koikkalainen Capacity-Building - Hok Bun Ku and Angelina W. K. Yuen-Tsang Decentralization - Fumihiko Saito Governing the Commons - Wai Fung Lam Regulation - Marian Doehler Sustainable Development - James Meadowcroft