A different view: organic meta-governance

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427366
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304067 | DOI:
A different view: organic meta-governance

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This chapter discusses the emerging system of new education policies and systems. It discusses the movement from marketising meta-governance towards organic meta-governance. This move towards organic meta-governance signifies the creation of a democratic self-organising system. The argument that the centre of gravity of governance is shifting is represented in a ‘governance diamond’ paradigm that shows various forms of governance such as hierarchical, self-governance, co-governance, and democratic governance. The chapter ends by considering the scale of the challenge to the possibilities of a democratic paradigm shift.

Keywords: marketising meta-governance; organic meta-governance; democratic self-organising system; governance; governance diamond; democratic paradigm shift

Chapter.  6960 words.  Illustrated.

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