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Handbook on Multi-Level Governance (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 30/06/2012
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Scholarship of multi-level governance has developed into one of the most innovative themes of research in political science and public policy. This accessible Handbook presents a thorough review of the wide-ranging literature, encompassing various theoretical and conceptual approaches to multi-level governance and their application to policy-making in domestic, regional and global contexts. The importance of multi-level governance in specific policy areas is highlighted, and the contributors - an international group of highly renowned scholars - report on the ways in which their field of specialization is or may be affected by multi-level governance and how developments could affect its conceptualization. European integration is considered from its unique standpoint as the key catalyst in the development of multi-level approaches, and the use of multi-level governance in other parts of the world, at both domestic and regional levels, is also considered in detail before focus is shifted towards global governance. The Handbook concludes with a presentation of six policy fields and instruments affected by multi-level governance, including: social policy, environmental policy, economic policy, international taxation, standard-setting and policing. This comprehensive Handbook takes stock of the vast array of multi-level governance theory and research developed in subfields of political science and public policy, and as such will provide an invaluable reference tool for scholars, researchers and students with a special interest in public policy, regulation and governance.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849806299
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`The Handbook provides an authoritative overview of the MLG literature. . . it has the potential to be widely used as a source of reference. The book is systematically structured, and most chapters are of high quality. . .' -- Achim Hurrelmann, Environment and Planning C
`The editors have produced an authoritative and comprehensive guide to multi-level governance. The book ranges across the domestic context, supraregionalism and global governance - all filtered through a sophisticated analytical framework and attention to policy detail. There is no better place to go than this book for a guide to the topic. An outstanding accomplishment.' -- David Held, London School of Economics, UK
`This volume brings together scholars with a wide range of scholarly backgrounds to reflect on the value of MLG in different contexts, with sections on analytical approaches: MLG in the domestic context; the EU as a multi-level system; MLG and comparative regionalism; global governance; and policy areas. . . This is a valuable contribution to a debate that is not about to go away' -- Ian Bache, Political Studies

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