Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity: Selected Essays: Volume I

ISBN : 9780198786108

R. A. W. Rhodes
288 ページ
156 x 234 mm

Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity is the first of two volumes featuring a selection of key writings by R. A. W. Rhodes. Volume I collects in one place for the first time the main articles written by Rhodes on policy networks and governance between 1990 and 2005. The introductory section provides a short biography of the author's journey, Part I focuses on policy networks, and Part II focuses on governance. The conclusion provide scritical commentary, both replying to critics and reflecting on theoretical developments since publication. The volume complements the author's other publications on networks and governance, and many chapters in the volume feature an afterword setting out the context in which it was written and identifying what has changed empirically. Volume II looks forward and explores the 'interpretive turn' and its implications for the craft of political science, especially public administration.


1 What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Part I: Policy Networks
2 Policy Networks in Britain: The Early Years
3 Policy Networks: The Historical Moment
4 Policy Networks and Policy making in the European Union
5 How to Manage Your Policy Network
6 Putting the People Back into Networks
7 Analysing Networks as Narratives of Beliefs and Practices

Part II: Governance
8 The Hollowing Out of the State
9 From Prime Ministerial Power to Core Executive
10 The New Governance: Governing without Government
11 It's the Mix That Matters: From Marketisation to Diplomacy

12 What Is New about 'Network Governance' and Why Does It Matter?


Rod Rhodes is Professor of Government (Research) at the University of Southampton. He is life Vice-President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). In 2012, he was awarded International Research Association for Public Management and Routledge Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Public Management Research. In 2014, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award by the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom for his outstanding contribution to political science. In 2015, he was awarded the biennial ECPR's (European Consortium for Political Research) Lifetime Achievement Award.