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Searching for civil society: changing patterns of governance in Britain

Bevir, Mark; Rhodes, Roderick


To understand governance, we ask who is telling the story from within which tradition. We argue there is no essentialist notion of governance but at least four conceptions each rooted in a distinctive tradition. The first section of the paper describes the relevant traditions: Tory, Liberal, Whig and Socialist. The second section describes the different notions of governance associated with each tradition; intermediate institutions, marketizing public services, reinventing the constitution and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration


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