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Multi-level Governance: Essential Readings

Edited by Ian Bache, Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Wellbeing in Public Policy (CWiPP) and Matthew Flinders, Professor of Politics and Director, Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK
The term ‘multi-level governance’ (MLG) has emerged from its origins in EU studies in the early 1990s to become a commonly used description of politics and policy-making in a range of settings. This collection brings together seminal papers covering three waves of MLG scholarship; the first wave focuses largely on debates around Europe and the regions; the second on the nature and impact of MLG in wider settings (local, national and global) and the implications for accountability; and the third discusses MLG of different types and in new terrains (geographical or policy).
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The term ‘multi-level governance’ (MLG) has emerged from its origins in EU studies in the early 1990s to become a commonly used description of politics and policy-making in a range of settings. This collection brings together seminal papers covering three waves of MLG scholarship; the first wave focuses largely on debates around Europe and the regions; the second on the nature and impact of MLG in wider settings (local, national and global) and the implications for accountability; and the third discusses MLG of different types and in new terrains (geographical or policy).

Along with an original introduction by the editors, these timely volumes will be a valuable tool for scholars, researchers, practitioners and students interested in the field.
35 articles, dating from 1990 to 2014
Contributors include: T. Aalberts, C. Ansell, E. Gualini, L. Hooghe, A. Jordan, G. Marks, S. Piattoni, P. Stephenson
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders

PART I MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
1. Gary Marks (1993), ‘Structural Policy and Multilevel Governance in the EC’, in Alan W. Cafruny and Glenda G. Rosenthal (eds), The State of the European Community, Chapter 23, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 391–410

2. Gary Marks (1996), ‘An Actor-Centred Approach to Multi‐Level Governance’, Regional and Federal Studies, 6 (2), 20–38

3. Gary Marks, Liesbet Hooghe and Kermit Blank (1996), ‘European Integration from the 1980s: State-Centric v Multi-level Governance’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 34 (3), September, 341¬–78

4. Christopher K. Ansell, Craig A. Parsons and Keith A. Darden (1997), ‘Dual Networks in European Regional Development Policy’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 35 (3), September, 347–75

5. Ian Bache (1999), ‘The Extended Gatekeeper: Central Government and the Implementation of EC Regional Policy in the UK’, Journal of European Public Policy, 6 (1), March, 28–45

6. Andrew Jordan (2001), ‘The European Union: An Evolving System of Multi-level Governance . . . or Government?’, Policy and Politics, 29 (2), April, 193–208

7. Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks (2003), ‘Unravelling the Central State, but How? Types of Multi-level Governance’, American Political Science Review, 97 (2), May, 233–43

8. Tarija E. Aalberts (2004), ‘The Future of Sovereignty in Multilevel Governance Europe – A Constructivist Reading’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 42 (1), February, 23–46

9. Stephen George (2004), ‘Multi-Level Governance and the European Union’, in Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders (eds), Multi-level Governance, Chapter 7, Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 107–26

10. Enrico Gualini (2006), ‘The Rescaling of Governance in Europe: New Spatial and Institutional Rationales’, European Planning Studies, 14 (7), August, 881–904

11. Paul Stubbs (2005), ‘Stretching Concepts Too Far? Multi-Level Governance, Policy Transfer and the Politics of Scale in South East Europe’, Southeast European Politics, VI (2), November, 66–87

12. Simona Piattoni (2009), ‘Multi-level Governance: A Historical and Conceptual Analysis’, Journal of European Integration, 31 (2), March, 163–80

13. Paul Stephenson (2013), ‘Twenty Years of Multi-Level Governance: “Where Does It Come From? What Is It? Where Is It Going?”’, Journal of European Public Policy, 20 (6), 817–37


PART II MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: REGIONS
14. Jeffrey J. Anderson (1990), ‘Skeptical Reflections on a Europe of Regions: Britain, Germany, and the ERDF’, Journal of Public Policy, 10 (4), October-December, 417–47

15. Liesbet Hooghe (1995), ‘Subnational Mobilisation in The European Union’, West European Politics, 18 (3), 175–98

16. Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks (1996), ‘“Europe with the Regions?”: Channels of Regional Representation in the European Union’, Publius, 26 (1), Winter, 73–91

17. Peter John (1996), ‘Europeanization in a Centralizing State: Multi-Level Governance in the UK’, Regional and Federal Studies, 6 (2), 131–44

18. Charlie Jeffery (1996), ‘Regional Information Offices in Brussels and Multi-Level Governance in the EU: A UK-German Comparison’, Regional and Federal Studies, 6 (2), 183–203

19. Steve Martin and Graham Pearce (1999), ‘Differentiated Multi-level Governance? The Response of British Sub-national Governments to European Integration’, Regional and Federal Studies, 9 (2), Summer, 32–52

20. Ian Bache and Rachel Jones (2000), ‘Has EU Regional Policy Empowered the Regions? A Study of Spain and the United Kingdom’, Regional and Federal Studies, 10 (3), Autumn, 1–20

21. Charlie Jeffery (2000), ‘Sub-National Mobilization and European Integration: Does it Make Any Difference?’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 38 (1), March, 1–23

22. Gary Marks, Liesbet Hooghe and Arjan H. Schakel (2008), ‘Patterns of Regional Authority’, Regional and Federal Studies, 18 (2-3), April-June, 167¬–81

23. John Loughlin (2007), ‘Reconfiguring the State: Trends in Territorial Governance in European States’, Regional and Federal Studies, 17 (4), December, 385–403

24. Ana Maria Dobre (2010), ‘Europeanization and New Patterns of Multi-level Governance in Romania’, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 10 (1), March, 59–70

PART III MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: DEMOCRACY
25. Jan Olsson (2003), ‘Democracy Paradoxes in Multi-level Governance: Theorizing on Structural Fund System Research’, Journal of European Public Policy, 10 (2), April, 283–300

26. B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre (2004), ‘Multi-level Governance and Democracy: A Faustian Bargain?’, in Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders (eds), Multi-Level Governance, Chapter 5, Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 75–89

27. Chris Skelcher (2005), ‘Jurisdictional Integrity, Polycentrism, and the Design of Democratic Governance’, Governance, 18 (1), January, 89–110

28. Yannis Papadopoulos (2007), ‘Problems of Democratic Accountability in Network and Multilevel Governance’, European Law Journal, 13 (4), July, 469–86

29. Arthur Benz (2007), ‘Accountable Multilevel Governance by the Open Method of Coordination?’, European Law Journal, 13 (4), July, 505–22

30. Carol Harlow and Richard Rawlings (2007), ‘Promoting Accountability in Multilevel Governance: A Network Approach’, European Law Journal, 13 (4), July, 542–62

31. Ian Bache and Rachael Chapman (2008), ‘Democracy through Multi-level Governance? The Implementation of the Structural Funds in South Yorkshire’, Governance, 21 (3), July, 397–418

32. Bob Jessop (2009), ‘From Governance to Governance Failure and from Multi-level Governance to Multi-scalar Meta-governance’, in Bas Arts, Arnoud Lagendijk and Henk van Houtum (eds), The Disoriented State: Shifts in Governmentality, Territoriality and Governance, Chapter 4, Berlin, Germany: Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 79¬–98

33. Yannis Papadopoulos (2010), ‘Accountability and Multi-level Governance: More Accountability, Less Democracy?’, West European Politics, 33 (5), September, 1030–49

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Volume II

Acknowledgements

An introduction by the editors to both volumes appears in Volume I

PART I MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: EU COHESION POLICY
1. Mark A. Pollack (1995), ‘Regional Actors in an Intergovernmental Play: The Making and Implementation of EC Structural Policy’, in Carolyn Rhodes and Sonia Mazey (eds), The State of the European Union, Vol. 3: Building a European Polity?, Chapter 16, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 361–90

2. Andy Smith (1997), ‘Studying Multi-Level Governance: Examples from the French Translations of the Structural Funds’, Public Administration, 75, Winter, 711–29

3. Thomas Conzelmann (1998), ‘“Europeanisation” of Regional Development Policies? Linking the Multi-Level Governance Approach with Theories of Policy Learning and Policy Change’, European Integration Online Papers, 2 (4), i, 1–23

4. John B. Sutcliffe (2000), ‘The 1999 Reform of the Structural Fund Regulations: Multi-Level Governance or Renationalization?’, Journal of European Public Policy, 7 (2), June, 290–309

5. Arthur Benz (2000), ‘Two Types of Multi-level Governance: Intergovernmental Relations in Germany and EU Regional Policy’, Regional and Federal Studies, 10 (3), Autumn, 21¬–44

6. David Bailey and Lisa De Propris (2002), ‘EU Structural Funds, Regional Capabilities and Enlargement: Towards Multi-Level Governance?’, Journal of European Integration, 24 (4), 303¬–24

7. Michael W. Bauer (2002), ‘The EU “Partnership Principle”: Still A Sustainable Governance Device Across Multiple Administrative Arenas?’, Public Administration, 80 (4), 769–89

8. Enrico Gualini (2003), ‘Challenges to Multi-Level Governance: Contradictions and Conflicts in the Europeanization of Italian Regional Policy’, Journal of European Public Policy, 10 (4), August, 616–36

9. Adam Marshall (2005), ‘Europeanization at the Urban Level: Local Actors, Institutions and the Dynamics of Multi-Level Interaction’, Journal of European Public Policy, 12 (4), August, 668–86

10. Jens Blom-Hansen (2005), ‘Principals, Agents, and the Implementation of EU Cohesion Policy’, Journal of European Public Policy, 12 (4), August, 624–48

11. John Bachtler and Carlos Mendez (2007), ‘Who Governs EU Cohesion Policy? Deconstructing the Reforms of the Structural Funds’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 45 (3), September, 535–64

12. László Bruszt (2008), ‘Multi-level Governance – the Eastern Versions: Emerging Patterns of Regional Developmental Governance in the New Member States’, Regional and Federal Studies, 18 (5), October, 607–27

13. George Andreou (2010), ‘The Domestic Effects of EU Cohesion Policy in Greece: Islands of Europeanization in a Sea of Traditional Practices’, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 10 (1), March, 13–27

14. Ian Bache, George Andreou, Gorica Atanasova and Danijel Tomsic (2011), ‘Europeanization and Multi-Level Governance in South-East Europe: The Domestic Impact of EU Cohesion Policy and Pre-Accession Aid’, Journal of European Public Policy, 18 (1), January, 122–41

PART II MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: CLIMATE CHANGE
15. Harriet Bulkeley and Michele Betsill (2005), ‘Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Multilevel Governance and the “Urban” Politics of Climate Change’, Environmental Politics, 14 (1), February, 42–63

16. Michele M. Betsill and Harriet Bulkeley (2006), ‘Cities and the Multilevel Governance of Global Climate Change’, Global Governance, 12 (2), April, 141–59

17. Barry G. Rabe (2007), ‘Beyond Kyoto: Climate Change Policy in Multilevel Governance Systems’, Governance, 20 (3), July, 423–44

18. Eva Gustavsson, Ingemar Elander and Mats Lundmark (2009), ‘Multilevel Governance, Networking Cities, and the Geography of Climate-Change Mitigation: Two Swedish Examples’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27, 59–74

19. Kristie Kern and Harriet Bulkeley (2009), ‘Cities, Europeanization and Multi-Level Governance: Governing Climate Change through Transnational Municipal Networks’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 47 (2), March, 309–32

20. Helene Amundsen, Frode Berglund and Hege Westskog (2010), ‘Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation – A Question of Multilevel Governance?’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 28 (2), 276–89

21. Greg Marsden and Tom Rye (2010), ‘The Governance of Transport and Climate Change’, Journal of Transport Geography, 18 (6), November, 669–78

22. Andrew Jordan, Harro van Asselt, Frans Berkhout, Dave Huitema and Tim Rayner (2012), ‘Understanding the Paradoxes of Multilevel Governing: Climate Change Policy in the European Union’, Global Environmental Politics, 12 (2), May, 43–66

23. Ian Bache, Ian Bartle, Matthew Flinders and Greg Marsden (2014), ‘Blame Games and Climate Change Accountability: Multi-Level Governance and Carbon Management’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (1), February, 64–88

PART III MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE: OTHER APPLICATIONS
24. Gerhard Fuchs (1994), ‘Policy-Making in a System of Multi-Level Governance – the Commission of the European Community and the Restructuring of the Telecommunications Sector’, Journal of European Public Policy, 1 (2), Autumn, 177–94

25. Peter John (1996) ‘Europeanization in a Centralizing State: Multi-Level Governance in the UK’, Regional and Federal Studies, 6 (2), 131–44

26. Rainer Eising (2004), ‘Multilevel Governance and Business Interests in the European Union’, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 17 (2), April, 211–45

27. Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders (2004), ‘Multi-Level Governance and the Study of the British State’, Public Policy and Administration, 19 (1), Spring, 31–52

28. Chun Yang (2005), ‘Multilevel Governance in the Cross-Boundary Region of Hong Kong - Pearl River Delta, China’, Environment and Planning A, 37 (12), 2147–68

29. Adam Harmes (2006), ‘Neoliberalism and Multilevel Governance’, Review of International Political Economy, 13 (5), December, 725–49

30. Cecile Crespy, Jean-Alain Heraud and Beth Perry (2007), ‘Multi-level Governance, Regions and Science in France: Between Competition and Equality’, Regional Studies, 41 (8), November, 1069–84

31. Beth Perry (2007), ‘The Multi-level Governance of Science Policy in England’, Regional Studies, 41 (8), November, 1051–67

32. Adrian Smith (2007), ‘Emerging in Between: The Multi-level Governance of Renewable Energy in the English Regions’, Energy Policy, 35 (12), December, 6266–80

33. David Coen and Mark Thatcher (2008), ‘Network Governance and Multi-Level Delegation: European Networks of Regulatory Agencies’, Journal of Public Policy, 28 (1), April, 49–71

34. Philipp Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs (2011), ‘How the European Union Constrains the State: Multilevel Governance of Taxation’, European Journal of Political Research, 50 (3), 293–314

35. E. Carina H. Keskitalo and Maria Pettersson (2012), ‘Implementing Multi-level Governance? The Legal Basis and Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive for Forestry in Sweden’, Environmental Policy and Governance, 22 (2), March/April, 90–103

36. P.W.A. Scholten (2013), ‘Agenda Dynamics and the Multi-level Governance of Intractable Policy Controversies: The Case of Migrant and Integration Policies in the Netherlands’, Policy Sciences, 46 (3), September, 217–36

37. Jens Newig and Tomas M. Koontz (2014), ‘Multi-level Governance, Policy Implementation and Participation: The EU’s Mandated Participatory Planning Approach to Implementing Environmental Policy’, Journal of European Public Policy, 21 (2), 248–67

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