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Governing as Governance

by Jan Kooiman SAGE Publications Ltd
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The concept of 'governance' has become a central catchword across the social and political sciences. In Governing and Governance, Jan Kooiman revisits and develops his seminal work in the field to map and demonstrate the utility of a socio-political perspective to our understanding of contemporary forms of governing, governance and governability.

A central underlying theme to the book is the notion of governance as a process of interaction between different societal and political actors and the growing interdependencies between the two as modern societies become ever more complex, dynamic and diverse.

Drawing upon a wide range of interdisciplinary insights, the book advances a comprehensive conceptual framework that seeks to capture the different elements, modes and orders of governing and governance. A series of useful distinctions are employed, for example, between self, 'co', and hierarchical modes, and between first, second, or meta orders to illustrate the many different structures and levels of modern governance today.

Theoretically rich and illuminating, Governing and Governance will be essential reading for all students and academics across the social and political sciences, public management and public administration.

PART ONE: GOVERNANCE AS INTERACTION Setting the Stage Interaction PART TWO: ELEMENTS OF GOVERNING Governing Images Governing Instrumentation Governing Action PART THREE: MODES OF GOVERNANCE Self-Governance Co Governance Hierarchical Governance PART FOUR: ORDERS OF GOVERNANCE Problems and Opportunities (First-Order Governance) Institutions (Second-Order Governance) Meta (Third-Order Governance) PART FIVE: GOVERNANCE AND GOVERNABILITY Society, Governance and Governability Interactions, Governance and Governability

"Jan Kooiman is one of the world's leading experts on governance. This

seminal new book will mark an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary forms of governance". - Prof. Stephen P Osborne, Aston University

" is precisely Kooiman's 'bold' and challenging conception of governance and its sheer distance from conventional notions of government, democracy, and public policy that gives it a 'leading edge' flavour." - Roger Sibeon, University of Liverpool

Jan Kooiman : Erasmus University of Rotterdam