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

What a Long Strange Trip It's BeenI WAS SO MUCH OLDER THENIn the Beginning, 1970-1976A Professional Political Scientist at Last, 1976-1988Policy NetworksFrom Government to Governance, 1988-1998CONCLUSIONSI Policy NetworksPolicy Networks in Britain. The Early YearsTHE LITERATURE ON NETWORKSThe Micro-level of AnalysisGroup DynamicsSocial Network AnalysisIssue NetworksThe Meso-level of AnalysisInterorganizational AnalysisSubgovernmentIntergovernmental RelationsThe Macro-level of AnalysisPolitical EconomyNeo-pluralismBRITISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF POLICY NETWORKSThe Rhodes ModelThe GIR InitiativeCONCLUSIONS: PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTAFTERWORDPolicy Networks. The Historical MomentINTRODUCTION: THE UBIQUITY OF NETWORKSTHE LITERATURE ON POLICY NETWORKSNetworks as DescriptionNetworks as Interest IntermediationNetworks as Interorganizational AnalysisNetworks as GovernancePolicy Networks as TheoryPower-dependenceRational ChoicePolicy Networks as ReformDEBATES AND CHALLENGESDescribing and Comparing NetworksExplaining ChangeManaging the Institutional VoidPolicy Networks: The Historical Moment It’s the Mix that MattersThe Problem of Many HandsThe Holy Grail of CoordinationSteering Not RowingCONCLUSIONSPolicy Networks and Policy-making in the European UnionPOLICY NETWORKS AND EU POLICY-MAKING IN THE 1990sA CRITICAL APPRAISALExplanationLevel of AnalysisInstitutionsBoundariesPoliciesTHE LIMITS TO POLICY NETWORKSFactors Sustaining EU Policy NetworksNational Style of Policy-makingDegree of Resource-dependenceCharacteristics of the Policy AreaStage of Policy-makingFunctional RepresentationAFTERWORDAssessmentNew DirectionsMulti-level GovernanceNetwork ManagementConstructivismHow to Manage Your Policy NetworkWHAT ARE THE KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF POLICY NETWORKS?TrustNetwork Governance and Differentiated Polity ReciprocityDiplomacyWHEN DO NETWORKS SUCCEED?WHEN DO NETWORKS FAIL?THE SOUR LAWS OF NETWORK GOVERNANCENetwork Governance and Differentiated Polity ‘Why Can’t They Be More Like Us?’‘Not Me, Guv’‘You Can’t Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist’‘They Talk the Talk but They Can’t Walk the Walk’HOW DO CENTRAL AGENCIES MANAGE NETWORKS?How to Manage Your Policy Networks Top-down versus Bottom-upOrganizational GlueRules of the GameCollaborative LeadershipStorytellingCONCLUSIONS: SOME PLAUSIBLE CONJECTURESPutting the People Back into NetworksCUSTOMERS’ ‘FACTIONS’: ‘SEEMS LIKE A RAILWAY STATION’MANAGEMENT ‘FACTION’: ‘WE ARE IN THE SHIT IF WE DON’T’PERMANENT SECRETARY ‘FACTION’: ‘KEEP THE SHOW ON THE ROAD’WHAT DO THE FACTIONS TEACH US?About NetworksAbout MethodsAnalysing Networks as Narratives of Beliefs and PracticesDECENTRING NETWORKSMODERNIST-EMPIRICISM AND POLICY NETWORKSRECONSTRUCTING NETWORKSDecentring and the ‘Everyday Maker’Traditions and NarrativesDILEMMAS AND THE ANALYSIS OF CHANGECONCLUSIONSII GovernanceThe Hollowing Out of the StatePRIVATIZATION AND REDEFINING PUBLIC INTERVENTIONALTERNATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND AGENCIESTHE EUROPEANIZATION OF EVERYTHINGTHE NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENTFROM SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMSFragmentationAccountabilityCatastropheCentral CapabilityTHE CASE FOR BUREAUCRACYCONCLUSIONSAFTERWORDFrom Prime Ministerial Power to Core ExecutiveWHERE ARE WE NOW? THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DEFINEDVARIETIES OF INSTITUTIONALISMPrime Ministerial GovernmentPrime Ministerial CliquesCabinet GovernmentMinisterial GovernmentThe Segmented Decision ModelThe Bureaucratic Coordination ModelWHERE ARE WE GOING?DEVELOPING THEORYDEVELOPING METHODSCONCLUSIONSAFTERWORDThe New Governance. Governing without GovernmentUSES OF GOVERNANCEGovernance as the Minimal StateGovernance as Corporate GovernanceGovernance as the New Public ManagementGovernance as ‘Good Governance’Governance as a Socio-cybernetic SystemGovernance as Self-organizing NetworksGovernance: A Stipulative DefinitionSELF-ORGANIZING NETWORKS AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTHollowing Out the StateThe Contradictions of NPMThe Rise of IGMCONCLUSIONSAFTERWORDIt’s the Mix That Matters. From Marketization to DiplomacyTHE ‘DIFFERENTIATED POLITY’THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNANCEInstitutional ComplexityDependenceGame PlayingSelf-organizingSteeringCHANGING LANGUAGES: FROM MARKETIZATION TO DIPLOMACYTrustDiplomacyCONCLUSIONSAFTERWORDContinuity and ChangeThe Sour Laws and the Unholy TrinityWhat Is New about ‘Network Governance’ and Why Does It Matter?KEY CRITICISMSPolicy NetworksThe Context of Policy NetworksExplaining ChangeThe Core ExecutivePresidentialismPrime Ministerial PredominanceGovernance and the Decline of the StateMetagovernanceA DECENTRED CRITIQUEThe StateStorytellingCONCLUSIONSThe Differentiated Polity RevisitedA Decentred Approach: SummaryBibliography on the Anglo-Governance Debate
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