Governance: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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The word governance is ubiquitous. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund make loans conditional on good governance. Climate change and avian flu appear as issues of global governance. The U.S. Forest Service calls for collaborative governance. What accounts for the
pervasive use of the term governance and what does it really mean? In this Very Short Introduction, a leading authority on governance, Mark Bevir, considers not only the main theories of governance, but also sheds light on their impact in a variety of areas, including corporate, public, and global
affairs. He shows that the word governance is used in a variety of contexts, but at a general level, it refers to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule. Bevir also considers how to differentiate between good and bad governance.

About the Author


Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Key Concepts in Governance, Democratic Governance, and The State as Cultural Practice (OUP, 2010). He is also the editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Governance.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199606412
ISBN-10: 0199606412
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 1st, 2012
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions