Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Governance: A Very Short Introduction

By (author)


You save US$2.50

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

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 European Union issues a White Paper on 'Governance'. The U.S. Forest Service calls for 'collaborative governance'. What accounts for the pervasive use of the term 'governance' and to what does it refer? It has a bewildering set of answers. 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. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir considers not only the main theories of governance, but also their impact in a variety of areas including corporate, public, and global affairs. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

show more
  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 108 x 170 x 12mm | 117.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • c. 7 black and white illustrations
  • 0199606412
  • 9780199606412
  • 119,864

Other books in Central Government

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

[A] a well written, strong account of the story of governance Political Studies Review

show more

About Mark Bevir

Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of New Labour: A Critique (Routledge, 2005), Key Concepts in Governance (Sage, 2009), Democratic Governance (PUP, 2010), and The State as Cultural Practice (OUP, 2010). He is also the editor or co-editor of 10 books, including a two volume Encyclopaedia of Governance (Sage, 2007). He founded the undergraduate course on 'Theories of Governance' at Berkeley and he teaches a graduate course on 'Strategies of Contemporary Governance'.

show more

Reviews from