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Encyclopedia of Governance

Two Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Mark Bevir - University of California, Berkeley, USA


January 2007 | 1 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

"An engaging reading for the new millennium."

Brian E. Coutts

"This encyclopedia sets a high standard in its coverage of the concepts of modern governance."

R. V. Labaree
University of Southern California

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ISBN: 9781412905794
£265.00

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