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Multi-level Governance

Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders


Seeks to develop understanding of the notion of multi‐level governance through a critical exploration of its definitions and applications by scholars with very different concerns within the broad discipline of Political Studies. Despite the different concerns of different authors, four common strands emerge that provide a parsimonious definition of multi‐level governance that raises clear hypotheses for future research. First, that decision‐making at various territorial levels is characterized by the increased participation of non‐state actors. Second, that the identification of discrete or ne ... More

Keywords: accountability, democracy, efficiency, governance, legitimacy, multi‐level governance, participation, politics, power, states

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199259259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Bache, editor
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield
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Matthew Flinders, editor
Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield
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