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Governance, Globalization And Public Policy

Patricia Kennett

Edited by Patricia Kennett, Reader in Comparative Policy Studies, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

2008 288 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 436 7
2009 Paperback 978 1 84844 707 3
ebook isbn 978 1 84844 013 5

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Paperback £32.00 on-line price £25.60


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‘. . . this edited volume is an excellent overview of the multiple definitions and dimensions of “governance” in various transnational situations and forms. Moreover, because it discusses the interrelatedness of global markets and other systems, this book is a fascinating read in the light of current global financial problems. Even though it was written before the ongoing economic crisis, the material is relevant and supplies a comprehensive contribution to studies of global governance.’
– Jessica O’Reilly, Science and Public Policy

Contributors: P. Cammack, K. Farnsworth, R. Forrest, O. Holman, A. Kay, P. Kennett, A. Kitthananan, E. Krahmann, T. Novitz, C. Pantazis, S. Payne, S. Pemberton

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Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state.

The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism. Together the chapters provide a thorough, integrated insight into the relationship between global processes, governance and public policy across a range of policy domains.

Providing a comprehensive analysis of patterns and processes of governance in specific areas of public policy, this book will be of great interest to students undertaking programmes in social policy, social administration, public policy and political science, as well as researchers and academics concerned with the policymaking process.

Full table of contents


1. Introduction: Governance, the State and Public Policy in a Global Age
Patricia Kennett

2. Economism and Public Policy
Adrian Kay

3. Governance, Business and Social Policy: International and National Dimensions
Kevin Farnsworth

4. Transnational Governance and National Employment Regulation: The Primacy of Competitiveness
Otto Holman

5. Developmental States and Global Neoliberalism
Amornsak Kitthananan

6. International Law and Human Rights in the Context of Globalization
Tonia Novitz

7. Poverty, Policy and the Politics of Competitiveness
Paul Cammack

8. Globalization, Governance and Health
Sarah Payne

9. Globalization, Governance and the Housing Market
Ray Forrest

10. The Rise of Non-state Actors in Security Governance
Elke Krahmann

11. Globalization, Governance and the UK’s Domestic ‘War on Terror’
Christina Pantazis and Simon Pemberton


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