- Notes on Contributors
- List of Tables
- List of Figures
- From “Big Government” to “Big Governance”?
- Governance As Political Theory
- Waves Of Governance
- the many faces of governance: adaptation? Transformation? Both? Neither?
- New Governance As Regulatory Governance
- Governance: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
- Governance Networks
- Information And Governing: Cybernetic Models Of Governance
- Governance and Complexity
- Good Governance
- Governance and Learning
- Experimentalist Governance
- Governance and Institutional Flexibility
- New Public Management and Governance: A Comparison
- Governance And Innovation in the Public Sector
- Governance and State Structures
- New Governance and Policy Instruments: are Governments Going “Soft”?
- Governance And Administrative Reforms
- Governance and Patronage
- Governance and State Capacity
- The Impact of Governance: A Normative and Empirical Discussion
- New Governance or Old Governance? A Policy Style Perspective
- Ngos: Between Advocacy, Service Provision, and Regulation
- Agents of Knowledge
- The Governance Of Markets: On Generating Trust in Transactions
- Governance After The Crisis
- Modes Of Economic Governance: The Dynamics Of Governance At The National And Firm Level
- The Governance Of Central Banks
- Risk And Governance
- Three Tensions in the Governance Of Science and Technology
- Climate Change Governance
- Participatory Governance: From Theory To Practice
- Modes Of Democratic Governance
- The New Citizenship and Governance: Alternative Intersections
- Collaborative Governance
- The Democratic Quality Of Collaborative Governance
- Participatory Governance in Public Health: Choice, but no Voice
- A Return to Governance in the Law of the Workplace
- Governance and Voluntary Regulation
- E-Governance and E-Democracy: Questioning Technology-Centered Categories
- The Fifth Estate: A New Governance Challenge
- The Governance Of Privacy
- The European Union—A Unique Governance Mix?
- Multi-Level Governance in the European Union
- Institutional Change In European Governance: The Commission´s Implementing Powers and the European Parliament
- Eu External Governance and Europeanization Beyond the Eu
- Governance and Global Public Policy
- Global Governance, International Order, and World Order
- Governance in Areas Of Limited Statehood
- Governmentality in Global Governance
- Global Governance as Multi-Level Governance
- Reordering The World: Transnational Regulatory Governance and its Challenges
Abstract and Keywords
This article evaluates the impact of governance in decision making, policy making, implementation, and service delivery in political sciences and public administration. It describes how governance can make an impact through management action and suggests that the impacts or results of governance can be found in the areas of process, content, and legitimacy. The article argues that network-management activities are crucial for governance to have an impact and explains that, although governance networks are to a degree self-regulatory, they sometimes need a push in the right direction by management activities.
Erik-Hans Klijn is professor at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research and teaching activities focus on complex decision-making, network management, Public Private and branding and the impact of media on complex decision-making. He published extensively in international journals and is the author, together with Joop Koppenjan, of the book Managing Uncertainty in Networks (2004, Routledge) and of Branding in Governance and Public Management (Routledge, 2012) together with Jasper Eshuis.
Arwin Van Buuren is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Jurian Edelenbos is professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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