Handbook on Multi-level Governance

Edited by Henrik Enderlein, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, Sonja Wälti, American University, Washington, DC, US and Michael Zürn, Social Science Research Center Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Scholarship of multi-level governance has developed into one of the most innovative themes of research in political science and public policy. This accessible Handbook presents a thorough review of the wide-ranging literature, encompassing various theoretical and conceptual approaches to multi-level governance and their application to policy-making in domestic, regional and global contexts.

‘The Handbook provides an authoritative overview of the MLG literature. . . it has the potential to be widely used as a source of reference. The book is systematically structured, and most chapters are of high quality. . .’
– Achim Hurrelmann, Environment and Planning C

‘The editors have produced an authoritative and comprehensive guide to multi-level governance. The book ranges across the domestic context, supraregionalism and global governance – all filtered through a sophisticated analytical framework and attention to policy detail. There is no better place to go than this book for a guide to the topic. An outstanding accomplishment.’
– David Held, London School of Economics, UK

‘This volume brings together scholars with a wide range of scholarly backgrounds to reflect on the value of MLG in different contexts, with sections on analytical approaches: MLG in the domestic context; the EU as a multi-level system; MLG and comparative regionalism; global governance; and policy areas. . . This is a valuable contribution to a debate that is not about to go away’
– Ian Bache, Political Studies

2012 512 pp Paperback 978 1 84980 629 9 £39.20 £49.00 $61.60 $77.00
2010 512 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 241 3 £230.40 £173.00 $230.40 $256.00

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