General Subserie Research Paper No. 2013-01
26 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2013 Last revised: 25 Apr 2013
Date Written: January 21, 2013
New governance has emerged as a novel paradigm to public problem solving, with scholars in the fields of politics, public administration and law analysing and debating it for over two decades. This article assesses the three major branches of this new governance literature and theorizing — normative, evaluative, and institutional. It questions how new governance as a theory has crystallized over the last 20 years, and recognizes some of the limitations in the literature that may direct future studies.
Keywords: Governance, regulation, public policy, new governance, public-private policy making
JEL Classification: K2, K32, K42
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
van der Heijden, Jeroen, Looking Forward and Sideways: Trajectories of New Governance Theory (January 21, 2013). General Subserie Research Paper No. 2013-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2204524 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2204524