Publisher description for Theories of democratic network governance / edited by Eva Srensen and Jacob Torfing.


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Theories of Democratic Network Governance aims to renew and refocus the political and scholarly debate on the use of governance networks in public policy making by raising and answering a series of questions about the dynamics of governance networks, the conditions for governance network success and failure, the forms and functions of metagovernance (defined as the regulation of self-regulating networks) and the democratic implications of network governance. In an attempt to answer these pressing questions, the contributors draw on a wide range of theoretical approaches within governance network theory, institutional theory and democratic theory.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political planning.
Policy sciences.
Public-private sector cooperation.
Public administration.