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Decentred theory, change and network governance


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Rhodes, R A W and Bevir, M 2007 , 'Decentred theory, change and network governance', in Anders Berg-Sørensen and Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing (eds.), Democratic Theories of Network Governance , Palgrave-Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke.

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Governance is often defined as self-organizing, inter-organizational networks. Of course, people define governance in all kinds of ways. Nonetheless, social scientists typically appeal to inexorable, impersonal forces such as the functional differentiation of the modern state or the marketization of the public sector to explain the shift from hierarchy to markets to network governance.

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Authors/Creators:Rhodes, R A W and Bevir, M
Publisher: Palgrave-Macmillan
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