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Comparative Territorial Politics

Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance

Editors: Behnke, Nathalie, Broschek, Jörg, Sonnicksen, Jared (Eds.)

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  • Provides a compelling argument for the broad applicability of basic notions of multilevel dynamics
  • Illustrates the conceptual linkages between several research strands of multilevel governance
  • Includes policy-making as well as democratic perspectives
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This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse and multi-faceted research on governance in multilevel systems. The book features a collection of cutting-edge trans-Atlantic contributions, covering topics such as federalism, decentralization as well as various forms and processes of regionalization and Europeanization. While the field of multilevel governance is comparatively young, research in the subject has also come of age as considerable theoretical, conceptual and empirical advances have been achieved since the first influential works were published in the early noughties. The present volume aims to gauge the state-of-the-art in the different research areas as it brings together a selection of original contributions that are united by a variety of configurations, dynamics and mechanisms related to governing in multilevel systems.

About the authors

Nathalie Behnke is Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Institute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Jörg Broschek is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance and Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Jared Sonnicksen is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany.

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“Multilevel governance has become a sharp lens for explaining governance in complex modern societies. Arthur Benz’ pioneering research has profoundly shaped scholarly thinking on governing across scale, its dynamics, its vices and its virtues. In this book, a stellar cast of scholars builds on Benz’ work to think out of the box. The result is a collection of original, reflective, and inspiring essays on multilevel governance.” (Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

“It was Arthur Benz who first preformulated multilevel governance as an analytical prism offering new insights into the institutional and procedural dynamic of non-unitary political systems beyond the classical federal state. This book by his students and colleagues demonstrates not only the enormous bandwidth of fruitful research that the multilevel governance approach brought on its way, but also the enduring quality of Benz’s multifaceted contributions that inspired it.” (Thomas Hueglin, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada)

“A distinguished group of scholars have contributed to a remarkable edited volume on democratic governance in multilevel systems. Without ever minimzing the still unresolved issues, the volume traces the theoretical and empirical terrain covered so far and stimulates further reflection on the dynamic complexity of multilevel systems. Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance is definitely "another book on multilevel governance" worth reading.” (Simona Piattoni, University of Trento, Italy)

 

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Relevance of Studying Multilevel Governance

    Pages 1-19

    Behnke, Nathalie (et al.)

  • Transformation of the State and Multilevel Governance

    Pages 23-40

    Benz, Arthur

  • How Bureaucratic Networks Make Intergovernmental Relations Work: A Mechanism Perspective

    Pages 41-59

    Behnke, Nathalie

  • ‘Governance Fatigue’ and Public Mismanagement: The Case for Classic Bureaucracy and Public Values

    Pages 61-77

    Seibel, Wolfgang

  • Cooperative Administration in Multilevel Governance Analysis: Incorporating Governance Mechanisms into the Concept

    Pages 79-96

    Dose, Nicolai

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance
Editors
  • Nathalie Behnke
  • Jörg Broschek
  • Jared Sonnicksen
Series Title
Comparative Territorial Politics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05511-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05511-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05510-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 417
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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