Handbook on Measuring Governance

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Handbook on Measuring Governance

9781802200638 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter Triantafillou, Professor of Public Administration and Politics, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark and Jenny M. Lewis, Professor of Public Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
Publication Date: January 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 063 8 Extent: 330 pp
Measuring governance has become an increasingly important feature of modern societies, with organisations and institutions expected to prove their worth by quantifying their activities and results. This unique Handbook maps historical developments, theoretical conceptions and key approaches, and summarises what is known about measuring governance from a variety of fields of practice.

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Measuring governance has become an increasingly important feature of modern societies, with organisations and institutions expected to prove their worth by quantifying their activities and results. This unique Handbook maps historical developments, theoretical conceptions and key approaches, and summarises what is known about measuring governance from a variety of fields of practice.

Peter Triantafillou and Jenny M. Lewis bring together an array of leading international academics to examine how governance is measured across different policy sectors and levels of government. Chapters explore the sociological theory of measurement, the quality of collaborative governance processes, governance in public health care, and global development cooperation. The editors and contributors have combined theoretical thinking with empirical findings to support this comprehensive overview of measuring governance, providing a significant contribution to the ongoing discourse in this field.

This thought-provoking Handbook will appeal to public administration and public policy professionals, as well as business and government practitioners at a national and international level. It will also prove highly beneficial to students, academics and researchers in governance, social policy, business and management and political science.
Critical Acclaim
‘Measurement and governance are related in sometimes surprising ways. This timely Handbook, featuring both established and emerging scholars from across the globe, provides an elegant overview of historical developments, theoretical approaches, methods of measurement and fields of application. Thought-provoking and important for our understanding of how governance relates to, but also shapes, how we measure and understand the politico-administrative world.’
– Thomas Schillemans, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

‘The Handbook on Measuring Governance offers an engaging, theoretically rich but accessible framework for understanding the relationship between measurement and governance. For anyone interested in steering the ship of state, Triantafillou and Lewis offer a deeply-researched one-stop shop for understanding the theory, history, and implications of one of the central tools of governance.’
– Donald Moynihan, Georgetown University, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Niklas Andreas Andersen, Dorte Caswell, Germano Araujo Coelho, Lorenzo Costumato, Peter Dahler-Larsen, Sorin Dan, Isabel Rocha de Siqueira, Scott Douglas, Anders Ejrnæs, Katja Freistein, Radhika Gorur, Cosmo Howard, Marianne Kneuer, Joop Koppenjan, Andreas Hagedorn Krogh, Flemming Larsen, Jenny M Lewis, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Margit Malmmose, Sjors Overman, Stephen Peckham, Guy B Peters, Emma Ropes, Fabiana da Cunha Saddi, Andrea Bonomi Savignon, Fabiana Scalabrini, Jacob Torfing, Peter Triantafillou, Wouter Vandenabeele, Timo Walter
Contents
Contents:

Introduction to the Handbook on Measuring Governance 1
Peter Triantafillou and Jenny M. Lewis

PART I HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF MEASURING GOVERNANCE
1 State formation and statistics 15
Cosmo Howard
2 Quantification and global governance 31
Isabel Rocha de Siqueira
3 New Public Management, performance measurement, and measuring
for governance 45
Jenny M. Lewis
4 The constitutive effects of measuring governance 62
Peter Dahler-Larsen

PART II THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO MEASURING GOVERNANCE
5 Theoretical approaches to measuring governance: public administration 80
Sorin Dan
6 Measuring governance: a political science perspective 96
B. Guy Peters
7 The sociology of measurement 111
Radhika Gorur
8 Governmentality and the measuring of governance 125
Peter Triantafillou

PART III METHODS FOR MEASURING GOVERNANCE
9 Approaches and methods for measuring governance: comparing major
supranational institutions 138
Andrea Bonomi Savignon, Lorenzo Costumato and Fabiana Scalabrini
10 Measuring the quality of collaborative governance processes 156
Joop Koppenjan
11 A framework for measuring the effects of policy processes on health
system strengthening 172
Fabiana da Cunha Saddi, Stephen Peckham, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and
Germano Araujo Coelho
12 Measuring micro-foundations of governance: a behavioral perspective 187
Sjors Overman, Emma Ropes and Wouter Vandenabeele
13 Criteria-based measurement of collaborative innovation and its impact
on public problem solving and value creation 204
Jacob Torfing, Andreas Hagedorn Krogh and Anders Ejrnæs
14 Using collaborative performance summits to help both researchers and
governance actors make sense of governance measures 216
Scott Douglas

PART IV FIELDS OF MEASURING GOVERNANCE
15 Measuring active labour market polices 230
Niklas Andreas Andersen, Flemming Larsen and Dorte Caswell
16 Governance in public health care: measurement (in)completeness 244
Margit Malmmose
17 Made to measure: how central banks deliver performances of their
worth and why unconventional monetary policy is reversing the burden
of proof 260
Timo Walter
18 We treasure what we measure: global development cooperation and the
Sustainable Development Goals 274
Katja Freistein
19 Measuring democracy: capturing waves of democratization and autocratization 289
Marianne Kneuer

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