Rethinking Governance: Ruling, rationalities and resistance

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, R. A. W. Rhodes

Routledge
Published February 5, 2018
Reference - 226 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138487369 - CAT# K349568
Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

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Summary

This volume explores new directions of governance and public policy arising both from interpretive political science and those who engage with interpretive ideas. It conceives governance as the various policies and outcomes emerging from the increasing salience of neoclassical and institutional economics or, neoliberalism and new institutionalisms. In doing so, it suggests that that the British state consists of a vast array of meaningful actions that may coalesce into contingent, shifting, and contestable practices. Based on original fieldwork, it examines the myriad ways in which local actors - civil servants, mid-level public managers, and street level bureaucrats - have interpreted elite policy narratives and thus forged practices of governance on the ground.

This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of governance and public policy.

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