Networked Governance

New Research Perspectives

  • Betina Hollstein
  • Wenzel Matiaske
  • Kai-Uwe Schnapp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Betina Hollstein, Wenzel Matiaske, Kai-Uwe Schnapp
    Pages 1-11
  3. Networked Governance: General Issues

  4. Types, Processes and Limits of Networked Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Valeska P. Korff, Achim Oberg, Walter W. Powell
      Pages 85-105
    3. Sue Heath, Alison Fuller, Brenda Johnston
      Pages 107-119
  5. Investigating Networked Governance: Methodological Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Jürgen Pfeffer, Momin M. Malik
      Pages 143-161
    3. Manuel Schwaninger, Sabine Neuhofer, Bernhard Kittel
      Pages 189-209
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Betina Hollstein, Wenzel Matiaske, Kai-Uwe Schnapp, Michael Schnegg
      Pages 247-269

About this book


This edited volume seeks to explore established as well as emergent forms of governance by combining social network analysis and governance research. In doing so, contributions take into account the increasingly complex forms which governance faces, consisting of different  types of actors (e.g. individuals, states, economic entities, NGOs, IGOs), instruments (e.g. law, suggestions, flexible norms) and arenas from the local up to the global level, and which more and more questions theoretical models that have focused primarily on markets and hierarchies. The topics addressed in this volume are processes of coordination, arriving at and implementing decisions taking place in network(ed) (social) structures; such as governance of work relations, of financial markets, of innovation and politics. These processes are investigated and discussed from sociologists’, political scientists’ and economists’ viewpoints. ​


Coordination in Social Structures Governance Management of Networks Social Capital Social Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Betina Hollstein
    • 1
  • Wenzel Matiaske
    • 2
  • Kai-Uwe Schnapp
    • 3
  1. 1.SOCIUM—Research Center on Inequality and Social PolicyUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences IPA Institute for Employment Relations and LabourHelmut-Schmidt-University—University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Political Science DepartmentUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50384-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50386-8
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