Governance: A Very Short Introduction
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Questions for Thought and Discussion
- What are the differences between government and governance?
- How is your workplace governed?
- How is your household governed?
- What positive qualities do bureaucracies have that markets do not?
- What is a network?
- Do corporations have responsibilities to society or just their shareholders?
- What public services do you use that are now provided by private sector organizations?
- What role should parents play in the governance of schools?
- Should prisons necessarily be run by the state?
- How can we deal with global and transnational problems such as climate change?
- Would you favor a worldwide government?
- What voluntary associations do you belong to and what role do they play in local, national, and global governance?
- Should the internet be governed, and if so, how?
- What are the pros and cons of direct public participation in the policymaking process?
- Which do you value more in governance: efficiency, fairness, or accountability?
Other books by Mark Bevir
- The Making of British Socialism (Princeton University Press, 2011)
- Democratic Governance (Princeton University Press, 2010)
- The State as Cultural Practice (with R.A.W. Rhodes)(Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Key Concepts in Governance (Sage, 2009)
- Governance Stories (with R.A.W. Rhodes) (Routledge, 2006)
- New Labour: A Critique (Routledge, 2005)
- Interpreting British Governance (with R.A.W. Rhodes) (Routledge, 2003)
- The Logic of the History of Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
- V. Chottray and G. Stoker Governance Theory: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Palgrave, 2010)
- M. Hatch and A. Cunliffe Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2006)
- C. Pollitt and G. Bouckaert Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2000)
- A-M. Slaughter A New World Order (Princeton University Press, 2005)
- F. Fukuyama State Building, Governance and World Order in the Twenty First Century (Profile Books, 2004)