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Governance: A Garbage Can Perspective. IHS Political Science Series: 2002, No. 84

Peters, B. Guy (2002) Governance: A Garbage Can Perspective. IHS Political Science Series: 2002, No. 84. [Working Paper]

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    As I worked through the revisions of this paper I realized that I was to a great extent returning to the dominant themes from one of the first books I ever published. This was Can Government Go Bankrupt?, written with Richard Rose and published in 1978. That book and this paper both deal with the authority of governments and their capacity to govern. Dror (2001) provides a very detailed analysis of governance capacity, but much of that analysis will actually come down to the presence of legitimacy for the governing system, and the capacity to use steering instruments effectively to reach desired collective goals. The issues to be raised in this paper are concentrated primarily on governance questions at the level of central governments and multi-level interactions, rather than of the international system, but much of the same logic of sovereignty/authority is in operation.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Additional Information: This paper does not focus on EU governance, but it makes several references to the same.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: State capacity; governance capacity; garbage can model.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2003
    Page Range: p. 32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15

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