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The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe


Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy making as problem processing, bringing together aspects of puzzling, powering, and participation, relating them to cultural theory, to issues about networks, to models of democracy, and to modes of citizen participation. It is part of a growing body of work in policy analysis literature.

Keywords: contemporary democracies, public-policy making, problem processing, cultural theory, networks, democratic models, citizen participation, policy analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429629
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Hoppe, author