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Governance Theory als fortentwickelte Steuerungstheorie?


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  • Mayntz, Renate
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    Gegenstand dieses Papiers ist die Entwicklung des mit dem Leitbegriff Governance verbundenen analytischen Ansatzes und sein Zusammenhang mit dem steuerungstheoretischen Paradigma. Governance ist, so wird argumentiert, keine einfache Weiterentwicklung von Steuerung, sondern lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit auf andere Aspekte der politischen Wirklichkeit. Während die Steuerungstheorie einem akteurzentrierten Ansatz folgt, ist die sich entwickelnde Governance-Theorie institutionalistisch und fragt nach der Beschaffenheit von Regelungsstrukturen, in denen öffentliche und private, hierarchische und netzwerkartige Formen der Regelung zusammenwirken. -- In this paper the development of the paradigm of political steering (Steuerungstheorie) and how it intersected with the development of the concept of governance is analyzed. It is argued that use of the term governance does not indicate a simple extension of the analytical frame underlying the theory of political steering. The concepts politische Steuerung and governance refer to different aspects of political reality. Politische Steuerung is the hallmark of an actor centered approach to policy-making, while 'governance is the hallmark of an institutionalist approach dealing with regulatory structures combining public and private, hierarchical and network forms of action coordination.

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in its series MPIfG Working Paper with number 04/1.

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    Date of creation: 2004
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    1. Williamson, Oliver E, 1979. "Transaction-Cost Economics: The Governance of Contractural Relations," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 22(2), pages 233-61, October.
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    1. Zimmermann, Jochen & Volmer, Philipp & Werner, Jörg, 2006. "New governance modes for Germany's financial reporting system," TranState Working Papers 34, University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State.
    2. Reinhard Steurer, 2013. "Disentangling governance: a synoptic view of regulation by government, business and civil society," Policy Sciences, Springer, Springer, vol. 46(4), pages 387-410, December.
    3. Wendt, Claus & Dingeldey, Irene & Martens, Kerstin & Starke, Peter & Zimmermann, Jochen, 2007. "Der Wandel des Interventionsstaates," TranState Working Papers 50, University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State.
    4. Philipp Pattberg & Johannes Stripple, 2008. "Beyond the public and private divide: remapping transnational climate governance in the 21st century," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 367-388, December.


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