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Community, Scale, and Regional Governance: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume II

Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks

Abstract

The postfunctionalist premise of this book is that governance is not one thing. It is at least two things: it is a means to realize ends and it is an end in itself. The first conception conceives governance, binding collective decision making in the public sphere, as a functional adaptation to the provision of public goods. The second conceives governance as an expression of human sociality. It stresses that humans are social beings who value self-rule for what it is as well as for what it does. Collective self-rule has intrinsic value for people who consider themselves part of a community. Th ... More

Keywords: region, regionalism, multilevel governance, community, scale, self-rule, shared rule, postfunctionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766971.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liesbet Hooghe, author
W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and Chair in Multilevel Governance , VU University Amsterdam

Gary Marks, author
Burton Craige Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance, VU University Amsterdam