Handbook on Multi‐Level Governance

Cover: Handbook on Multi-level Governance

Cover: Handbook on Multi-level Governance

Henrik Enderlein, Sonja Wälti, Michael Zürn – 2012

Scholarship of multi-level governance has developed into one of the most innovative themes of research in political science and public policy. This accessible Handbook presents a thorough review of the wide-ranging literature, encompassing various theoretical and conceptual approaches to multi-level governance and their application to policy-making in domestic, regional and global contexts. The importance of multi-level governance in specific policy areas is highlighted, and the contributors – an international group of highly renowned scholars – report on the ways in which their field of specialization is or may be affected by multi-level governance and how developments could affect its conceptualization. European integration is considered from its unique standpoint as the key catalyst in the development of multi-level approaches, and the use of multi-level governance in other parts of the world, at both domestic and regional levels, is also considered in detail before focus is shifted towards global governance. The Handbook concludes with a presentation of six policy fields and instruments affected by multi-level governance, including: social policy, environmental policy, economic policy, international taxation, standard-setting and policing. This comprehensive Handbook takes stock of the vast array of multi-level governance theory and research developed in subfields of political science and public policy, and as such will provide an invaluable reference tool for scholars, researchers and students with a special interest in public policy, regulation and governance.

Title
Handbook on Multi‐Level Governance
Author
Henrik Enderlein, Sonja Wälti, Michael Zürn
Publisher
Edward Elgar Publications
Location
Cheltenham
Date
2012-08-29
Identifier
ISBN 978 1 84720 241 3 (Hardcover) ISBN 978 1 84980 629 9 (Softvover)
Language
eng
Type
Text

Content


Introduction
Michael Zürn, Sonia Wälti und Henrik Enderlein 

PART I: ANALYTICAL APPROACHES
1. Types of Multi-level Governance
Liesbet Hooghe und Gary Marks

2. Federalism and Optimal Allocation Across Levels of Governance
Benny Geys und Kai A. Konrad 

3. Multi-level Games
Frederick W. Mayer

4. Multi-level Europe – The Case for Multiple Concepts
Fritz W. Scharpf

5. Global Governance as Multi-level Governance
Michael Zürn

PART II: MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE IN THE DOMESTIC CONTEXT
6. Subnational Participation in National Decisions: The Role of Second Chambers
Wilfried Swenden

7. Multi-level Governance, Decentralization and Fiscal Federalism
Mark Hallerberg

8. Multi-level Party Competition in Federal and Regional States
Charlie Jeffery

9. Multi-level Governance and Organized Interests
Anke Hassel

10. Multi-level Governance in Germany and Switzerland
Dietmar Braun

11. Multi-level Governance in Canadian and American Intergovernmental Relations
Michael B. Stein und Lisa Turkewitsch

PART III: THE EU AS A MULTI-LEVEL SYSTEM
12. The Institutional Framework of the European Union
Markus Jachtenfuchs

13. The European Union as a Loosely Coupled Multi-level System
Arthur Benz

14. Party Politics in the European Union
Simon Hix

15. Multi-level Governance and Parliaments in the European Union
Berthold Rittberger

16. Regions and the European Union
Michael W. Bauer and Tanja A. Börzel

PART IV: MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE AND COMPARATIVE REGIONALISM
17. Multi-level Governance and Comparative Regionalism
Alberta Sbragia

18. Multi-modal Governance in North America
Stephen Clarkson

19. Multi-level Governance in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Problems and Promises
Anastassia Obydenkova

20. Multi-level Governance the ASEAN Way
Miranda A. Schreurs

PART V: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
21. The Changing Role of the United Nations: Lessons for Multi-level Governance
Inge Kaul

22. Global Governance through Legislation
Christoph Humrich and Bernhard Zangl

23. Transgovernmental Networks and Multi-level Governance
Anne-Marie Slaughter and Thomas N. Hale

24. Global Governance through Public–Private Partnerships
Marianne Beisheim, Sabine Campe and Marco Schäferhoff

25. Civil Society in Multi-level Governance
Jan Aart Scholte

PART VI: POLICY AREAS
26. Social Policy and Multi-level Governance
Alexander Graser and Stein Kuhnle

27. Multi-level Environmental Governance
Sonia Wälti

28. Economic Policy-making and Multi-level Governance
Henrik Enderlein

29. International Taxation and Multi-level Governance
Thomas Rixen

30. Standards for Global Markets: Domestic and International Institutions
Tim Büthe und Walter Mattli

31. International Policing: Embedding the State Monopoly of Force
Eva Herschinger, Markus Jachtenfuchs und Christiane Kraft-Kasack 

Index