Understanding Governance: Policy Networks, Governance, Reflexivity and Accountability - R.A.W RhodesBuckingham & Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1997, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Occasional pencil underlining and marginalia throughout the text.
Includes: Tables; References;
From the cover: “This book provides a challenging reinterpretation which interweaves an account of recent institutional changes in central, local and European Union government with methodological innovations and theoretical analysis. It emphasizes: the inability of the ‘Westminster model’, with its accent on parliamentary sovereignty and strong executive leadership, to account for persistent policy failure; the ‘hollowing out’ of British government from above (the European Union), below (special purpose bodies) and sideways (to agencies); and the need to respond to the postmodern challenge, rethinking the methodological and theoretical assumptions in the study of British government. Professor Rhodes makes a significant and timely contribution to our understanding of government and governance.”