Looking Forward and Sideways: Trajectories of New Governance Theory

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-04

General Subserie Research Paper No. 2013-01

26 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2013 Last revised: 25 Apr 2013

Jeroen van der Heijden

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government; Honorary Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Date Written: January 21, 2013

Abstract

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

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

Jeroen Van der Heijden (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sog/about/staff/jeroen-vanderheijden

Honorary Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Australian National University
Building #8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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