Governance has become one of the most commonly used concepts in contemporary political science. It is, however, often used to mean a variety of different things. This text helps to clarify this conceptual muddle by concentrating on one variety of governance-interactive governance.
"Governance has become one of the most commonly used concepts in contemporary political science. It is, however, often used to mean a variety of different things. This book helps to clarify this conceptual muddle by concentrating on one variety of governance-interactive governance. The authors argue that although the state may remain important for many aspects of governing, interactions between state and society represent an important, and perhaps increasingly important, dimension of governance. These interactions may be with social actors such as networks, with market actors or with other governments, but all these forms represent means of governing involving mixtures of state action with the actions of other entities.This book explores thoroughly this meaning of governance, and links it to broader questions of governance. In the process of explicating this dimension of governance the authors also explore some of the more fundamental questions about governance theory. For example, although governance is talked about a great deal political science has done relatively little about how to measure this concept. Likewise, the term multi-level governance has become widely used but its important to understand that idea more fully and see how it functions in the context of interactive forms of governance. The authors also link governance to some very fundamental questions in political science and the social sciences more broadly. How is power exercised in interactive governance? How democratic is interactive governance, and is democratic governance always advanced through transparency?"--Publisher's website
Der vorliegende Beitrag versteht sich als ein Stück Futurologie, d.h. er untersucht und diskutiert einige der Aspekte der Zukunft des Wohlfahrtsstaats in den Gesellschaften Skandinaviens aus der Sicht der Regulationstheorie. Der Autor behandelt diese umfangreiche Problematik, indem er neuere Trends in Dänemark im Lichte der These eines Übergangs vom keynesianischen Wohlfahrtsstaat zum schumpeterianischen "Workfare-Staat" auswertet. Die Ausführungen beginnen mit einer kurzen Erörterung, wie der moderne Wohlfahrtsstaat zu definieren ist. Alsdann wird die sozio-politische Reorganisation des dänischen Wohlfahrtsstaates analysiert. Der Autor schließt mit einer kurzen Erörterung der Frage, wie die gegenwärtigen und zukünftigen Transformationen des modernen Wohlfahrtsstaates zu erklären sind. (ICE2)
Artikel 3In the Scandinavian countries, the regional level of governance is neither the locus of large-scale policy reforms nor a significant provider of welfare to citizens. Nevertheless, it has some important policy tasks in the area of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. These policy areas are rife with wicked and unruly problems that combine cognitive uncertainties with the risk of political conflict and stalemate. Dealing with these problems requires the construction of network arenas in which a range of public and private actors can collaborate in order to find innovative solutions to common problems. The paper analyses the efforts of Norwegian regions to enhance collaborative innovation through the formation of interactive governance arenas. It compares three different policy areas in order to better understand how different forms of interactive governance enhance collaborative innovation for economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ultimate goal is to assess the ability and potential of Norwegian regions to solve wicked and unruly problems through collaborative innovation.