Governance as Social and Political Communication

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Henrik Paul Bang
Manchester University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 271 pages
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Governance and governmentality are among the most popular new ideas in the political sciences, most notably in the fields of social and political theory, public administration, politics and sociology. As ever, debates within disciplines rarely transcend disciplinary boundaries but this volume gathers contributors from all these fields to discuss the transition to governance in both theory and practice. It seeks not only to identify, describe and evaluate the contribution of each discipline but also to bring them together by examining their respective contributions to polity, politics and policies. France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. It adopts an anti-foundational approach to deconstruct the essentialist discourses endemic to each discipline and the disciplinary traditions of each country. Notions such as steering and control in public administration, identities and domination in sociology, and the community and the self in social and political theory are analysed in depth. The text demonstrates clearly how the distinctive traditions of each discipline lead them to construct overlapping but distinct ideas about the institutions, politics and policies of governance. graduate students of politics, especially political theory.
 

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Bang, cph.13 - Cultural governance and the every day maker.
Bang describes the new ruler meeting the every day maker. The text discussing the elite and the lay people, and how they act in the
political system of governance.
the every day maker doing the things s/he wants to do and likes to do.
Uncoupling from the hierarchical political system.
Elite as the new grassroots working on their own premises for and within the political system.
Lay people working on their own for their own interests, when they want to and when it makes sense to them selves. Not as anarchists but as civil persons within the political system.
 

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hi everybody as a reader!
self governance is now-a-days a very common word in the circle of spcial sciences.
whatever this book suggests, is the holistic horizons of the idea of 'SELF-GOVERNANCE
".
a MUST-READ-BOOK FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY , EQUALITY, JUSTICE, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT!
REGARDS,
RAVI SAXENA
Lecturer.
Dept.of the Emerging Areas of Social Sciences,
Panjab University,
Chandigarh.....
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Governance as political communication Henrik P Bang
7
Governance theory and analysis in political science
16
the need for increased theoretical and methodological
41
from bureaucracy
61
Activation in governance Jan Kooiman
79
Sociological analyses of metagovernance
99
perspectives David L Swartz
140
The language of democracy and the democracy
161
Contingency and the limits of contract Tracy B Strong
180
A decentred theory of governance Mark Bevir
200
demoelites and lay people
222
culture governance
241
Index
267
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Henrik Bang is Director of the Center for Public Organization and Management (COS) at the University of Copenhagen.

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