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Governance: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Peer Zumbansen

in The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560530
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560530.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Governance: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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This article addresses the non-finite substantial content and formal/institutional fluidity of the concept of governance through a series of investigations from the standpoint of different disciplinary frameworks. It considers the notion that governance depicts more an empty, still-to-be-defined space for conceptual clarification than a clearly identifiable political construct, institutional framework, or historical period. The article argues that there cannot be a meaningful use or critique of governance if it is confined to the analytical and theoretical framework of a single discipline. It also suggests that the meaning of governance must operate within a contestation of boundaries between disciplines.

Keywords: governance; institutional fluidity; political construct; institutional framework; conceptual clarification

Article.  6466 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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