The SAGE Handbook of Governance
- Mark Bevir - University of California, Berkeley, USA
Introduction to American Government
The study of governance has arisen to prominence as a way of describing and explaining changes in our world. The SAGE Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and innovative overview of this fascinating field, with particular emphasis on the significant new and emerging concepts and theoretical issues.
The Handbook is divided into four parts. The first explores the major theories influencing current thinking and shaping future research in the field of governance. Part two deals specifically with issues surrounding new theories - the changing role of the state and the emerging function of networks and of alternative domains of governance. Parts three and four then go on to consider the implications for managing governance and recent attempts to rethink democracy and citizenship in ways that are less tied to the formal institutions of the state.
This volume will be an excellent resource for advanced students and researchers in political science, economics, geography, sociology, and public administration.
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Governance as Theory, Practice and Dilemma