Choosing Governance Systems

Oran R. Young

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Choosing Governance Systems


This article looks at the public choices that feature in the creation of governance systems or institutional arrangements. It emphasizes the added value that can be derived from supplementing the normal focus on the national level with comparative studies of the formation, implementation, and adaptation of these regimes that happens at the local and international levels. One section in this article explores the insights about the policy process that arise from this approach to public choice. Another section focuses on the questions that can be raised about the practical implications of these insights.

Keywords: public choices; governance systems; institutional arrangements; comparative studies; policy process; practical implications

Article.  5654 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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