Thursday, June 7, 2012

Christiansen & Neuhold: International Handbook on Informal Governance

Thomas Christiansen (Maastricht Univ. - Political Science) & Christine Neuhold (Maastricht Univ. - Political Science) have published International Handbook on Informal Governance (Edward Elgar Publishing 2012). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

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.