Liberal democracies are experiencing a major transformation of public governance by which self-regulation, co-operation and negotiation between public and private actors and across different political-administrative levels play an increasingly important role for policy-making and implementation. Using the term 'governance imagery', or what a given society envisions to be the proper way of governing public affairs, this volume examines the emergence, causes and consequences of the politics of self-governance both within relevant social science theorizing and in the everyday production of public governance in various policy areas. It questions how self-governance materialized in various areas of public governance in different liberal democracies, and the driving forces and political effects of attempts to enhance the role of self-governance. Challenging the theory and practice of public administration, The Politics of Self-Governance is an indispensable read for all those interested in new forms of public governance.
, Peter Triantafillou
Ashgate Publishing Limited
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14 August 2009
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Contents: The politics of self-governance: an introduction, Eva SA,rensen and Peter Triantafillou; Part 1 Scientific Reflections on Governance: A macro level perspective on governance of the self and others, Anders Esmark and Peter Triantafillou; The politics of self-governance in meso level theories, Eva SA,rensen and Jacob Torfing; Self-governance in micro level theory, Lina Eriksson. Part 2 Governance in Action: The institutional design of self-governance: insights from public-private partnerships, Keith Baker, Jonathan B. Justice and Chris Skelcher; Citizen and city: institutional reform and self-governance in Los Angeles, Juliet Musso and Christopher Weare; Paradoxes of the self: self-owning universities in a society of control, Jacob Williams A rberg and Susan Wright; Self-governance and the disappearance of the human body, Herbert Gottweis; Public administration in teams: self-governing civil servants, Birgitte Poulsen; Governing the responsible prisoner: a comparative analysis, Mary Bosworth; Self-governance through the committees in the in the open method of co-ordination: the cases of employment and social inclusion, Caroline de la Porte, David Natali and Philippe Pochet; Conclusion, Eva SA,rensen and Peter Triantafillou; Index.
Eva Sorensen is a Professor in the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark. Peter Triantafillou is Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark. Eva Sorensen, Peter Triantafillou, Anders Esmark, Jacob Torfing, Lina Eriksson, Keith Baker, Jonathan B. Justice, Chris Skelcher, Juliet Musso, Christopher Weare, Jacob Williams Orberg, Susan Wright, Herbert Gottweis, Birgitte Poulsen, Mary Bosworth, Caroline de la Porte, David Natali, Philippe Pochet.
Reviews for The Politics of Self-Governance
'The Politics of Self-Governance represents a significant advance in our understanding current patterns of governing. The authors in this book address all those questions both theoretically and empirically, and present numerous challenges to the conventional wisdom on the public sector and its relationships with civil society.' B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, USA and Zeppelin University, Germany