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Modern Governance: New Government-Society Interactions

by Kooiman J SAGE Publications Ltd
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Pbk 288 pages
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This wide-ranging text provides an overview of major developments in governance in contemporary society. It outlines and illuminates recent theories about the relationship of the public and private sectors, and of the interaction of politics and society.The main development in governance in recent years is shown as a shift in the balance between government and society away from the public sector towards the private sector. The book explores the ways that new balances have been struck between the state and the market.It explores the forms and patterns that have emerged in this new balance, showing these to include both substitutions of the `market' and the `state', but also new patterns of interaction between government and society in areas such as social welfare, environment, education and services. These have produced new forms of governing and public management based on shared responsibility between the public and private sectors.The book explores such new ventures in public-private interaction and endeavours to explain them in terms of coping with the dynamics, complexities and diversities of modern society. In doing this, it develops the outline of a new theory of social-political governance.The book gives a broad overview of the subject, showing empirical cases of new forms of governance drawn from western Europe, as well as reviewing the major theoretical concepts explaining these developments. It focuses on the challenges and prospects for modern public management.The book will be essential reading for students of public administration, management, government and political science, and organization theory.

Social-Political Governance - Jan Kooiman Introduction PART ONE: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS Governing Failures and the Problem of Governability - Renate Mayntz Some Comments on a Theoretical Paradigm Modes of Governance - Andrew Dunsire Governance and Governability - Jan Kooiman Using Complexity, Dynamics and Diversity PART TWO: PREDICAMENTS Lost Opportunity - FrÚdÚric Royall The Case of Labour Market Management in the Republic of Ireland Public Policy Planning and the Problem of Governance - Kirsti Stenvall The Question of Education in Finland Women's Emancipation as a Question of Governance - Marijke Prins Actors, Institutions and the Room for Manoeuvre PART THREE: EXPERIENCES The Governance of Data Protection - Charles Raab Environmental Regulation of Business - Martijn van Vliet Options and Constraints for Communicative Governance Public-Private Partnership - Vincent Kouwenhoven A Model for the Management of Public-Private Cooperation Dynamics and Room for Manoeuvre in Governance - Michele Breuillard The Channel Tunnel Decision in France and Britain Governance between Legitimacy and Efficiency - Geert Bouckaert Citizen Participation in the Belgian Fire Services Governance in Interaction - Herman Aquina and Hans Bekke Public Tasks and Private Organisations PART FOUR: PROSPECTS FOR REFORM Public Management; from Imitation to Innovation - Les Metcalfe Complexity, Governance and Dynamics - Walter Kickert Conceptual Explorations of Public Network Management Governance and the Problem of Representation in Public Administration - Kyosti Pekonen The Case of Finland Modes of Governance and Administrative Change - Torben Beck Jorgensen PART FIVE: EVALUATIONS The Governance of Education - Roger Duclaud-Williams Britain and France Findings, Speculations and Recommendations - Jan Kooiman