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Lubadus:

I provide a brief history of the shift from traditional public administration to new public management to new public governance. I identify three waves of new public governance – network governance, metagovernance and decentred governance.

Detsentrilisusest:

[A decentred governance] does not have essentialist features like trust or reciprocity, only ‘family resemblances’ that are constructed, contested and contingent (Wittgenstein 2009, 17–20). It does not describe recurring patterns of action or systematise with typologies; it focuses on the everyday practices of agents whose beliefs and actions are informed by traditions.

Vihje kokkuvõttest:

Proponents of decentred governance can provide advice to policymakers by collecting stories and through the systematic analysis of those stories. However, buyers beware. Today’s conventional wisdom may assert that local knowledge should be relevant to policymakers but policymakers define relevance, not citizens.

Rhodes, R. A. W. (2021). Beyond new public governance. POLITICS, POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE, 235