Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2009

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080944

Bookseller Code (06)


Governance as social and political communication

Henrik Bang

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Governance and governmentality are among the most popular new ideas in the social sciences, most notably in the fields of social and political theory, public administration, politics and sociology This book, available in paperback for the first time, discusses the transition to governance in both theory and practice
  • It seeks to identify, describe and evaluate the contribution of each discipline and also to bring them together by examining their respective contributions to polity, politics and policies Provides a comparative overview of the subject, drawing on authors and research in Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US Demonstrates clearly how the distinctive traditions of each discipline lead them to construct overlapping but incommensurable ideas about the institutions, politics and policies of governance Will be of particular benefit to postgraduates and inquiring undergraduates studying social and political theory

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