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Changes in Governance: A Background Review.

Kempa, Michael
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Prepared for the Salzburg Seminar on the Governance of Health. Schloss Arenberg. December 5-8.

There is widespread agreement that governance is important and that it is
changing. But exactly how is it changing, and how are actors at various levels of social
organization promoting or adapting to changes in governance? The aim of this paper is
to explore what researchers and theorists in a wide range of fields have made of the
ferment in governance, and to identify important lessons for people interested in how to
improve the governance of health. Specifically, we address two main questions:
(1) What are the main current descriptions of where governance is
located and how it is exercised? And
(2) How have innovators in governance tried to reform or replace
institutional forms and constraining devices that no longer perform
the functions they once did? (excerpt)


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