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Governance in Turbulent Times

Christopher K. Ansell, Jarle Trondal, and Morten Øgård


What are the conditions for political development and decay, and the likelihood of sustained political order? What are the limits of established rule as we know it? How much stress can systems sustain before they reach some kind of limit? How do governments tackle enduring ambiguity and uncertainty in their systems and environments? These are some of the big questions of our time. Governance in turbulent times may serve as a stress-test of well-known ways of governing in the twenty-first century. This work discusses this pertinent challenge and suggests how governments and organizations cope w ... More

Keywords: turbulence, organization, institution, governance, change, polyrythmic organizations

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739517
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher K. Ansell, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Jarle Trondal, editor
Professor of Public Administration, University of Agder

Morten Øgård, editor
Professor of Local Government Studies, University of Agder

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1 Turbulent Governance

Christopher Ansell, Jarle Trondal, and Morten Øgård

Part I Turbulence: Conceptual Lenses

2 An Organizational–Institutional Approach to Governance

Christopher Ansell, David Levi-Faur, and Jarle Trondal

3 Organized Turbulence

Jarle Trondal

Part II Fields of Observation

5 Tackling Unruly Public Problems

Christopher Ansell and Martin Bartenberger

8 Turbulence and War

Jozef Bátora

10 The Impact of Family Policies during Turbulent Times

Trond Petersen, Andrew Penner, and Geir Høgsnes

Part III Conclusion

13 Coping with Turbulence

Christopher Ansell and Jarle Trondal

End Matter