|aGovernance theory and practice :|ba cross-disciplinary approach /|cVasudha Chhotray and Gerry Stoker
|aBasingstoke [England] ;|aNew York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2009
|aix, 296 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 248-269) and index
|aIntroduction : exploring governance -- Governance in public administration and political science -- Governance and the new institutional economics -- International relations -- Governance in development studies -- Governance in socio legal studies -- Corporate governance / with Damian Tobin -- Participatory governance -- Environmental governance -- Governance : from theory to practice
Confusion about governance abounds. Many lack appreciation of how different traditions of thought in the social sciences contribute to our understanding. This book tackles these weaknesses head on and aims to provide a wider vision of the area, examining three critical areas of practice: environmental, corporate and participatory governance.