International Handbook on Informal Governance

International Handbook on Informal Governance

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Overview

Acknowledging that governance relies not only on formal rules and institutions but to a significant degree also on informal practices and arrangements, this unique Handbook examines and analyses a wide variety of theoretical, conceptual and normative perspectives on informal governance.


The insights arising from this focus on informal governance are discussed from various disciplinary perspectives, within different policy domains, and in a number of regional and global contexts. This Handbook is an important contribution that will put informal governance firmly on the map of academic scholarship with its review of the range of the different uses and effects of informal arrangements across the globe.


Bringing together multidisciplinary contributions on informal governance arrangements, this Handbook will appeal to postgraduate students in political science and scholars within the field of political science and global governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781001905
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Edited by Thomas Christiansen, Professor of Political Science and European Integration, Department of Political Science, Luiss Università Guido Carli, Italy and Christine Neuhold, Associate Professor of European Governance, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

Contents:


Preface


1. Introduction

Thomas Christiansen and Christine Neuhold


PART I: THEORETICAL AND NORMATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON INFORMAL GOVERNANCE

2. Formal Institutions and Informal Institutional Arrangements

Michael Brie and Erhard Stölting


3. Informal Governance and Democratic Theory

Hans-Joachim Lauth


4. Informal Politics: The Normative Challenge

Christine Reh


5. Informal Institutions and Comparative Politics: A Research Agenda

Gretchen Helmke and Steven Levitsky


PART II: THE PRACTICE OF INFORMAL GOVERNANCE ACROSS THE GLOBE

6. Informal Governance in the United States: Capitol Hill Networks

Roberta Haar


7. Subversive Institutions and Informal Governance in Contemporary Russia

Vladimir Gel’man


8. On Informal Politics in East Asia

Lowell Dittmer


9. Un-civil Society: The Politics of the ‘Informal People’

Asef Bayat


10. Clientelism, Corruption and Political Cartels: Informal Governance in Southern Europe

Jonathan Hopkin


PART III: INFORMAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

11. Informal Governance in International Relations

Thomas Conzelmann


12. Informal Governance at the United Nations

Courtney B. Smith


13. Informal Governance and the G8

Sieglinde Gstöhl


14. Evolving Trade Governance on the Formal–Informal Spectrum: The Case of the World Trade Organization

Amrita Narlikar


15. Non-state Actors and Global Informal Governance: The Case of ICANN

Jonathan Weinberg


16. Business as Usual? Informal EU Governance and Alternative Methods of Policy-making

Otto Holman


PART IV: INFORMAL GOVERNANCE AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

17. Formal and Informal Institutions in the EU’s Legislative Process

Adrienne Héritier


18. The European Parliament as a Driving Force in Informal Institution-building: The Hard Case of the EP’s Relation with the High Representative for the CFSP

Ben Crum


19. Informal Governance and the Decision-making of the Council of Ministers

Dorothee Heisenberg


20. Informal Governance in the EU: The European Commission versus the European Parliament

Jeffrey Stacey


21. Informal Governance and the Rome Treaties

Thomas Gijswijt


PART V: INFORMAL GOVERNANCE WITHIN DIFFERENCE POLICY DOMAINS

22. Informal Governance and Networks in EU Foreign Policy

Arnout Justaert and Stephan Keukeleire


23. Financial Services Regulation and Informal Governance

Alan Hardacre


24. Informal Governance of Emerging Technologies in Africa

Matthew Harsh


25. European Economic and Monetary Policy-making through Informal Governance

Uwe Puetter


26. Informal Governance in Higher Education Reform: The Bologna Process in Europe

Paul Furlong


27. Informal European Asylum Governance in an International Context

Maarten Vink and Claudia Engelmann


Index

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