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Challenging governance theoryFrom networks to hegemony$
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Jonathan S. Davies

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426154

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426154.001.0001

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Network governance policy

Network governance policy

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Challenging governance theory

Jonathan S. Davies

Policy Press

This chapter charts the rise of the governing network in international public policy, particularly in the UK, and explores the diffusion of network governance ideologies and the cultivation of governance networks globally. Using the evolution of New Labour as its paradigm case, it shows how ideas like reflexive modernisation influenced political thinking through network governance policies. This chapter also discusses the issue of the extent to which, in internalising and advocating influential academic ideas, governments are able to perform the ‘theory effect’, cultivating institutions and practices faithful to the concepts that inspire them. This chapter concludes that in contrast with ideologues in the theoretical and political domains, even sympathetic empirical researchers rarely offer unqualified support to the network governance project.

Keywords:   UK, governance, networking, ideology, politics, network governance

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