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Governance as Political Theory

  • B. Guy Peters
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Abstract

The concept of governance has become very fashionable over the past several decades, and indeed has become one of the most commonly used terms in political science. One French scholar, for example, has referred to this term as a “fetish.” Further, the term has become widely used in the discussions and publications of international organizations, especially those responsible for improving the lives of people around the world living with poverty and oppression. The concept of governance also has been used in relation to the management of organizations in the private sector, with interest in corporate governance becoming all the more pervasive after major debacles in firms such as Enron and Lehmann Brothers.

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Corporate Governance Political Science Political Theory Good Governance Informal Institution 
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