Successful Public Governance series

Series editors: Paul ‘t Hart, Professor, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and Tina Nabatchi, Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration and Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, US Editorial Advisory Group: Chrisopher Ansell, University of California at Berkeley, US Tobias Bach, University of Oslo, Norway Nicole Bolleyer, University of Exeter, UK Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania, US Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield, UK Sharon Gilad, Hebrew University, Israel Carsten Greve, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Yee Kuang Heng, Tokyo University, Japan Jenny Lewis, University of Melbourne, Australia Martin Lodge, London School of Economics, UK M. Ramesh, National University of Singapore, Singapore Jos Raadschelders, Ohio State University, US Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University, US Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Denmark

Societies have the best shot at thriving when they are governed through public institutions that are trustworthy, reliable, impartial, and competent. Yet in the first decades of the 21st century, governments and public institutions worldwide have been challenged by deep and fast changes in their operating environments. Thus, there is an urgent need for concepts, designs, and practices for successful public governance, which this groundbreaking new book series will seek to present.

Under the direction of the Series Editors, the series will present a number of approaches to the topic of successful public governance, including:

• Conceptualizations and critiques of the notion and ideal of ‘success’ in public sector and political settings.

• Methodological strategies for designing and conducting ‘positive’ evaluations of public policies, organisations, networks, initiatives, and other forms of public governance.

• Empirical studies that provide close-up, comparative, experimental, and large-n/big data research identifying, describing, explaining, and/or interpreting highly effective, highly adaptive, highly democratic, highly reputed, highly resilient public governance institutions and practices.

• Pleas, proposals, designs giving ideational accounts of ‘what should and might be’ when it comes to successful public governance.

The Series Editors welcome contributions from scholars across the social sciences and law, tackling a wide range of governance phenomena (e.g. policy design, implementation and service delivery, regulation, institutional learning, risk and crisis management, organizational performance, coordination and collaboration, resilience) including levels of governance, governmental and non-governmental settings, and formal and informal institutions and practices, and employing the full range of methodological approaches.

Books in the series should advance scholarly debate, and/or be usable as advanced texts for (post)graduate students. Relatively compact (70-80.000 words, 150-180 printed pages), manuscripts are preferred, though persuasive proposals for longer manuscripts will also be considered.

Books in this series

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