Governance Analysis: critical enquiry at the intersection of society, politics and public policy

Emma Carmel (Editor)

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This state-of-the-art book develops the parameters of ‘governance analysis’ as a critical mode of enquiry. From a synthesis of theoretical approaches to public policy and governance, it offers a critical analytical perspective for empirical research and the development of theories of governance. This perspective is applied to seven detailed examples, from local to international and comparative public policy. Both innovative and unique, Governance Analysis shows that the messy real life of policymaking and its implications can be analysed systematically and insightfully without retreating to outdated ‘models’ of public policymaking or case-specific critique.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781788111751
ISBN (Print)9781788111744
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • public policy
  • governance
  • social policy

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