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'While the verb "to govern" and the noun "government" are well established terms, "governance" is relatively new to social science vocabulary. What does "it" mean? Mark Bevir's Handbook of Governance is a welcomed contribution to a clearer understanding of this emerging seminal concept. Drawing on some of the best 21st century minds in this field, his Handbook is probative and exploratory, one that wrestles with the basic theory, modern practice, and central dilemmas of "governance".
This textbook provides an insightful overview of the topic of governance. I particularly find aspects of this book useful when reviewing local governance and its significance at local level and the theoretical issues surrounding governance.
It provides a very good and comprehensive overview on the topic of governance. It can certainly be a useful supplement for students in my course to identify and understand different theories of governance as well as how they are practiced in different situations.
Very good introduction to governance for bachelor students. The main strength is the acknowledgement of Policy network as the precursors and a huge work of theoretisation.
It will be used as a basis to rebuild my governance course.
The book edited by Mark Bevir offers an encompassing account of the 'varieties of governance'. As the proponents of specific approaches introduce their particular perspectives, the handbook demonstrates the divergent modes of reasoning, encouraging a discussion of their shortcomings and strengths.
Excellent handbook - will be made available in the library for our postgraduate students. Provides a great analysis of corporate governance theories
This text is the most up to date and comprehensive resource on governance which I have been able to find. Geared towards more advanced students and researches, it successfully navigates theories of governance changing policy and practice and current debate and challenge.
Both authors and issue contribute to the administrative literature. This book has an important content about governance. It can be essential source for both researcher and students. Thanks to Mark Bevir for his study.
This is an excellent overview of the scholarship on governance, including international governance.
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