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Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Mark Bevir

October 2012

ISBN: 9780199606412

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Generally referring to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule, the term 'governance' is used in many different contexts. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir explores the main theories of governance and considers their impact on ideas of governance in the corporate, public, and global arenas.

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Generally referring to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule, the term 'governance' is used in many different contexts. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir explores the main theories of governance and considers their impact on ideas of governance in the corporate, public, and global arenas.

  • Explores the definitions of one of the most widely used and yet least understood concepts
  • Considers the main contemporary theories of governance and the interaction with corporate, public, and global spheres
  • Considers issues such as what makes good or bad governance
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mark Bevir, Professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley

Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of New Labour: A Critique (Routledge, 2005), Key Concepts in Governance (Sage, 2009), Democratic Governance (PUP, 2010), and The State as Cultural Practice (OUP, 2010). He is also the editor or co-editor of 10 books, including a two volume Encyclopaedia of Governance (Sage, 2007). He founded the undergraduate course on 'Theories of Governance' at Berkeley and he teaches a graduate course on 'Strategies of Contemporary Governance'.

Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1:What is governance?
    2:Organizational governance
    3:Corporate governance
    4:Public governance
    5:Global governance
    6:Good Governance
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"[A] a well written, strong account of the story of governance" - Political Studies Review

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