This chapter discusses governance in connection with policy theory. In particular, it focuses on how governance, and critical dimensions thereof, are addressed in leading frameworks that policy scholars have developed to study the public policy process. A key premise of the discussion presented in this chapter is that governance fundamentally shares the collective action perspective advanced in leading policy process frameworks. This chapter begins with an overview of key questions that guide research on governance and on collective action within policy process research, drawing parallels in terms of their overlapping foci. It then reviews leading policy process frameworks that specifically focus on collective action and summarizes these frameworks along foci identified as being of overlapping interest to governance and policy process scholars. The chapter concludes with a discussion of what is to be gained from thinking about how governance theory can leverage policy process frameworks.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook on Theories of Governance|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)