Shifts in governmentality, territoriality and governance: an introduction

A. Lagendijk, B.J.M. Arts, H. van Houtum

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This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between state governance and specific forms of policy making in the light of three major kind of changes, in governmentality, territoriality and governance itself. Our basic assertion is that policy-specific developments are not just derivative but co-constitutive of broader discourses and practices, such as associated with the rise of neo-liberalism and multi-actor, multi-level governance. We then introduce the way we will explore our questions in the remainder of the book
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Disoriented State: Shifts in Governmentality, Territoriality and Governance
EditorsB.J.M. Arts, A. Lagendijk, H. van Houtum
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameEnvironment & Policy

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