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The Theory of Multi-level Governance: Conceptual, Empirical, and Normative Challenges

Simona Piattoni


This book explores the theoretical issues, empirical evidence, and normative debates elicited by the concept of multi‐level governance (MLG). The concept is a useful descriptor of decision‐making processes that involve the simultaneous mobilization of public authorities at different jurisdictional levels as well as that of non‐governmental organizations and social movements. It has become increasingly relevant with the weakening of territorial state power and effectiveness and the increase in international interdependencies which serve to undermine conventional governmental processes. This boo ... More

Keywords: multi‐level governance, theoretical analysis, empirical evidence, normative, subnational authorities, civil society organizations, cohesion, environment, higher education, European Union

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562923
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simona Piattoni, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Trento, Italy
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