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Encyclopedia of governance /
Mark Bevir, editor.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007.
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2 v.
ISBN
1412905796 (cloth)
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007.
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1412905796 (cloth)
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6003396
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of the concept of governance, defined by the editor to encompass broadly "all patterns of rule" within a state and relating generally to issues of public policy and democratic rule. Its focus is the analysis and explanation of contemporary forms of governance beginning in the 1970s, particularly governance as a global phenomenon. Where necessary, the contributors provide sufficient historical context. For example, the European Free Trade Association entry traces the association's evolution as a nongovernmental organization; it analyzes its current relationship with the European Union and its general influence over European free trade. Approximately 230 scholars contributed almost 550 entries, which are alphabetically arranged and vary in length. Entries include definitions of various organizations, theoretical concepts, methodologies, and common terminology found within public-sector decision making and management.The entries on theories (e.g., feminist, rational choice, and normal accident theory) are particularly useful in explaining the research and scholarly dimensions of governance. They place a term within the context of how it informs theory in practice within the fields of political science, international affairs, public administration, and organization studies. The entries' avoidance of jargon makes them very accessible. Each entry features abundant cross-references and concludes with suggested further readings that focus primarily on books and selected scholarly articles (few scholarly Web sites are noted). Front matter includes a reader's guide. Volume 2 concludes with a comprehensive, well-constructed index that provides the most direct access to key terms and concepts embedded throughout the work. This encyclopedia sets a high standard in its coverage of the concepts of modern governance. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels. R. V. Labaree University of Southern California
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"An engaging reading for the new millennium."
"This encyclopedia sets a high standard in its coverage of the concepts of modern governance."
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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.
Main Description
The Encyclopedia of 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 the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology.
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This encyclopedia provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance. It concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times, and the ways in which these have been conceptualised.
Table of Contents
Peace process
World Health Organization (WHO)
Social inclusion
Emergency powers
Government
Harguindeguy, Jean-Baptiste Harguindeguy Pooled sovereignty
Commission on Global Governance
Unterhalter Kyoto protocol
South Pacific Forum
Local reasoning
Government Pooled sovereignty Commission on Global Governance
Unterhalter Kyoto protocol South Pacific Forum Clinical governance
Social choice
Prisoner's dilemma
Election
Executive
Legislature
Compliance cost
Margolis Privatization
Margolis State structure
Election Executive Equilibrium theory
Impossibility theorem
Pareto optimality
Positive political theory
Arms control
Zwald Deterrence
Zwald Problem structure
Zwald Intergovernmental relations
Social inclusion Deregulation
Liberalization
Market economy
Neoliberalism
Group think
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