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The Oxford Handbook of Governance


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John Braithwaite: Forward PART I: INTRODUCTION 1: David Levi-Faur: From "Big Government" to "Big Governance?" 2: B. Guy Peters: Governance as a Political Theory 3: Rod Rhodes: Waves of Governance 4: Laurence Lynn: The Many Faces of Governance: Adaptation? Transformation? Both? Neither? 5: Orly Lobel: New Governance as Regulatory Governance 6: Peer Zumbansen: Governance: An Interdisciplinary Perspective PART II: Theoretical Lenses 7: Jacob Torfing: Governance Networks 8: B. Guy Peters: Information and Governing: Cybernetic Models of Governance 9: Volker Schneider: Governance and Complexity 10: Bo Rothstein: Good Governance 11: Fabrizio Gilardi and Claudio Radaelli: Governance and Learning 12: Charles Sabel and Jonathan Zeitlin: Experimentalist Governance, PART III: GOVERNANCE AND THE REFORM OF THE STATE 13: Jon Pierre: Governance and Institutional Flexibility 14: Erik Hans Klijn: New Public Management and Governance: a Comparison 15: Eva Sorensen: Governance and Innovation in the Public Sector 16: Niamh Hardiman: Governance and State Structures 17: Amos Zehavi: New governance and policy instruments: Are Governments Going 'Soft'? 18: Tom Christensen and Per Laegreid: Governance & Administrative Reforms 19: Matthew Flinders: Governance and Patronage 20: Felicity Matthews: Governance and State Capacity 21: Erik Hans Klijn, Arwin van Buuren, and Jurian Edelenbos: The Impact of Governance PART IV: ACTORS, STRATEGIES AND GOVERNANCE STYLES 22: Jeremy Richardson: New Governance or Old Governance? A Policy Style Perspective 23: Todd Beer,Tim Bartley, and Wade T. Roberts: NGOs: Between Advocacy, Service Provision and Regulation 24: Diane Stone: Actors of Knowledge PART V: ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE 25: Frans Van Waarden: The Governance of Markets: On Generating Trust in Transactions 26: Graham Wilson: Governance after the Crisis 27: Dieter Plehwe: Modes of Economic Governance: The Dynamics of Governance at the National and Firm Level 28: Ellen E. Meade: The Governance of Central Banks PART VI: GOVERNANCE OF RISKS 29: Elizabeth Fisher: Risk and Governance 30: Susana Borras: Governance of Science and Technology 31: Thomas Bernauer and Lena Schaffer: The Governance of Global Climate Change PART VII: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE 32: Frank Fischer: Participatory Governance: From Theory to Practice 33: Amit Ron: Modes of Democratic Governance 34: Susan Phillips: The New Citizenship and Governance: Alternative Intersections 35: Chris Ansell: Collaborative Governance 36: Yannis Papadopoulos: The Democratic Quality of Collaborative Governance 37: Yael Yishai: Participatory Governance in Public Health: Choice, but no Voice 38: Cynthia Estlund: A Return to Governance in the Law of the Workplace 39: Colin Provost: Governance and Voluntary Regulation 40: Eran Fisher: E-Governance and E-Democracy: Questioning Technology-centered Categories 41: William Dutton: The Fifth Estate: A New Governance Challenge 42: Abraham L. Newman: The Governance of Privacy PART VIII: EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE 43: Tanja A. Borzel: The European Union - A Unique Governance Mix? 44: Ian Bache: Multi Level Governance in the European Union 45: Adrienne Heritier and Catherine Moury: Institutional Change in European Governance: The Commissions Implementing Powers and the European Parliament, European University Institute 46: Frank Schimmelfennig: EU External Governance and Europeanization Beyond the EU PART IX: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE 47: William W. Coleman: Governance and Global Policy 48: Arie Kacowicz: Governance, International Order, and World Order 49: Thomas Risse: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood 50: Alexandria Jayne Innes and Brent J. Steele: Governmentality in Global Governance 51: Michael Zurn: Global Governance as Multi Governance 52: Kerstin Sahlin and Djelic Marie-Laure: The Challenges of Transnational Economic Governance

About the Author

David Levi-Faur is a founding editor of the journal Regulation & Governance. He is based at the Department of Political Science and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe " the Free University of Berlin.


Governance is now the cutting edge focus of research in political science. This splendid collection of new essays by prominent scholars summarize the existing literature and advance fruitful lines of inquiry into governance at and between scales of political activity. * Peter M. Haas, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst *

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