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Governance in Modern Society : Effects, Change and Formation of Government Institutions - Oscar van Heffen

Governance in Modern Society

Effects, Change and Formation of Government Institutions

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780792366539
Number Of Pages: 379

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This book is the immediate result of the co-operation of a great number of scholars in the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG). NIG is an interuniversity research school. As such it has a double task. In addition to offering a Ph.D program to students in Public Administration it also is a research institute in which a great number of scholars from seven Dutch universities participate and work on a common research program. The chapters in this book are all products of the research program that started in 1995. This program had the ambition to explore the frontiers of the discipline in two respects. First by studying a number of recent developments in society and their consequences for the functioning of government. These consequences can be summarised as the development of a system of multi level and multi actor governance. Second, by contributing to the knowledge of institutions, both by studying what factors are most important in the formation and change of institutions and by studying the effects of institutions on the behaviour of actors in different political and administrative settings. Most contributions to this volume either have their origin in conferences organized by the NIG or were published as an NIG working paper. We are grateful to Marcia Clifford and Connie Hoekstra who prepared the final version of the manuscript, to Ian Priestnall who took care of the language editing and to an anonymous reviewer whose comments were gratefully used.

Introduction: multi-level and multi-actor governancep. 3
Effects of Government Institutionsp. 13
The comitology game: European policymaking with parliamentary involvementp. 15
Institutional change in the emerging European polityp. 35
The secret and cost of success: institutional change and policy changep. 61
The swamp of Dutch politics: how the impact of modernization on political behavior is modified by institutional contextp. 87
Interactive decision making and representative democracy: institutional collisions and solutionsp. 109
Is mediation a suitable alternative to court trials? An assessment of institutional effects on the processing of disputesp. 135
Institutionalism: state models and policy processesp. 153
Change of government institutionsp. 179
Restructuring a corporatist welfare state: managed liberalization and the role of the state, the social partners and the market in Dutch social security and labor market policyp. 181
Administrative conditions to institutional politics: federalism in a unitary statep. 203
Public governance in Europe: a historical-institutional tour d'horizonp. 223
Information and communication technology and the redefinition of the functional and normative boundaries of governmentp. 257
Formation of government institutionsp. 279
The mobilization of bias revisited: institutional design, cultural bias and policy-oriented learningp. 281
Interactive policy making as a serious alternative: Balancing between an open and closed approachp. 299
Process Managementp. 313
Managing public-private partnerships: influencing processes and institutional context of public-private partnershipsp. 329
Legal institutions as systems of legal normsp. 349
Contributorsp. 367
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780792366539
ISBN-10: 0792366530
Series: Library of Public Policy and Public Administration
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 379
Published: 31st December 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.73