Governing Complex Societies: Trajectories and Scenarios

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J. Pierre, B. Peters

Year 2005
Pages 158
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9781403946607
File Size 472.04 KB
File Format PDF
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Western societies are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to govern, yet the modern state continues to play a central role in governance. This book presents a detailed analysis of the challenges confronting the contemporary state and the processes through which the state addresses those challenges. The notion of 'governing without government' is critiqued; instead, Pierre and Peters argue that what is happening a more a matter of state transformation than state decline.