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Modern Governance : New Government-Society Interactions - Jan Kooiman

Modern Governance

New Government-Society Interactions

By: Jan Kooiman (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1993
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This text chronicles the reaction against the 1980s tendency for governments to opt out and leave social change to market forces, and the return of some West European governments to an interaction with concerned sections of society to cope with difficult problems and create new opportunites. It explores recent ventures in public-private interactions, in terms of different interactive arrangements, such as co-production, co-regulation, co-allocation or co-management. In explaining these forms of interaction in terms of coping with the dynamics, complexities and diversity of modern society, it delineates a theory of social-political governance. The 17 chapters provide empirical examples from eight West European countries, as well as theoretical formulations, which explain these recent forms of governance and provide challenging prospects for modern public management. This text is suitable for students and academics in political science, organization theory, public administration and management, as well as professional in politics and public administration.

Social-Political Governance
Introduction
Conceptualizations
Governing Failures and the Problem of Governability
Some Comments on a Theoretical Paradigm
Modes of Governance
Governance and Governability
Using Complexity, Dynamics and Diversity
Predicaments
Lost Opportunity
The Case of Labour Market Management in the Republic of Ireland
Public Policy Planning and the Problem of Governance
The Question of Education in Finland
Women's Emancipation as a Question of Governance
Actors, Institutions and the Room for Manoeuvre
Experiences
The Governance of Data Protection
Environmental Regulation of Business
Options and Constraints for Communicative Governance
Public-Private Partnership
A Model for the Management of Public-Private Cooperation
Dynamics and Room for Manoeuvre in Governance
The Channel Tunnel Decision in France and Britain
Governance between Legitimacy and Efficiency
Citizen Participation in the Belgian Fire Services
Governance in Interaction
Public Tasks and Private Organisations
Prospects for Reform
Public Management; from Imitation to Innovation
Complexity, Governance and Dynamics
Conceptual Explorations of Public Network Management
Governance and the Problem of Representation in Public Administration
The Case of Finland
Modes of Governance and Administrative Change
Evaluations
The Governance of Education
Britain and France
Findings, Speculations and Recommendations
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ISBN: 9780803988910
ISBN-10: 0803988915
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54