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date: 16 October 2019

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This article analyses the claim that there has been a change in the pattern and exercise of state authority from government to governance. It identifies three waves in the governance literature including network governance, metagovernance, and interpretive governance, and illustrates each wave with a brief example drawn from British government. The article concludes that network governance and metagovernance face an intellectual crisis, and that there is a growing need for alternative ways of conceptualizing the institutions, actors, and processes of change in government.

Keywords: state authority, government, network governance, metagovernance, interpretive governance, British government

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