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.
This study examines the origins of the variance in contemporary rural China's decentralized governance. It identifies the conditions under which different types of institutions are likely to perform effectively in sustaining Chinese villages' governance and the role of community structural features in transforming the institutional foundations of their governance. This book argues that any institution that can solve the problems of collective action and accountability is able to uphold quality governance in local communities.
'Governance Challenges and Innovations' examines the state of governance with a special focus on financial and fiscal governance in the wake of the crises beginning in 2007. Other chapters assess existing governance-related indicators and propose a new framework for applying governance-related information.
This title tackles questions about the external dimension of EU experimentalist governance and its relationship to broader trends in transnational regulation through in-depth analysis of recent developments across a series of key policy domains by an interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars. The domains addressed include neighbourhood policy, food safety, GMOs, chemicals, forestry, competition, finance, data privacy, disability rights, crisis management, justice, and security.
The term of governance and the way it has been used by European institutions have elicited much interest in the academic world. However, the notion and its uses have often been studied only in terms of intellectual development or network analysis. Such researches leave us in the dark on a key question. What meaning does this concept actually hold to the actors involved? To what degree do they have a shared definition of the term? Does "European governance" work as a self-fulfilling prophecy, structuring the space of the EU and the practices of its actors?
Wie kann man Forschungsprozesse und die Umsetzung von Forschungsergebnissen demokratisieren? Der von der Autorin eingeführte deliberative Governance-Ansatz zeigt, wie Forschung gemeinsam mit gesellschaftlich-relevanten Akteuren erfolgreich gestaltet werden kann.
"Over the past five decades, the European Union (EU) has developed into the most legally and politically authoritative regional organization in the world, wielding significant influence across a wide range of issue areas. European Union and Environmental Governance focuses on the growing global role of EU environmental and sustainable development policies in Europe and around the world. Written in a concise and accessible manner, this book introduces and examines the major European and global environmental issues, debates, and policies and provides a critical, evidence-based evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings to date in EU environmental and sustainability governance. Providing both an historical overview and a discussion of the major future legal, political and economic challenges to the realization of EU goals related to better environmental governance, the authors offer a comprehensive introduction to this key issue. This book will be useful reading for students of global environmental politics, comparative environmental politics and policy, international organizations, European politics, and environmental studies. "--
For too long the movement of labour and the labour movement have been studied in splendid isolation. This volume addresses their intersection. Karl Polanyi's intuition that history moves through a double movement of disembedding under market rule followed by re-embedding under societal control underlies the overall argument. In different, but complementary, ways the book's fifteen chapters address globalization, international migration, and the precarization of work and citizenship along with diverse social movement responses beyond 'North' and 'South'.
This work reflects analytically on international arbitration as a form of global governance. It thus contributes to a rapidly growing literature that describes the profound economic, legal, and political transformation in which key governance functions are increasingly exercised by a new constellation that include actors other than national public authorities.