Hyper-active Governance: How Governments Manage the Politics of Expertise

Author:   Matthew Wood (University of Sheffield)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781009001809


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   08 April 2021
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
We will order this item for you from a manufactured on demand supplier.

Our Price $59.49 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Hyper-active Governance: How Governments Manage the Politics of Expertise


Add your own review!

Overview

Hyper-active Governance is a new way of thinking about governing that puts debates over expertise at the heart. Contemporary governing requires delegation to experts, but also increases demands for political accountability. In this context, politicians and experts work together under political stress to adopt different governing relationships that appear more 'hands-off' or 'hands-on'. These approaches often serve to displace profound social and economic crises. Only a genuinely collaborative approach to governing, with an inclusive approach to expertise, can create democratically legitimate and effective governance in our accelerating world. Using detailed case studies and global datasets in various policy areas including medicines, flooding, water resources, central banking and electoral administration, the book develops a new typology of modes of governing. Drawing from innovative social theory, it breathes new life into debates about expert forms of governance and how to achieve real paradigm shifts in how we govern our increasingly hyper-active world.

Full Product Details

Author:   Matthew Wood (University of Sheffield)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.389kg
ISBN:  

9781009001809


ISBN 10:   1009001809
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   08 April 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
We will order this item for you from a manufactured on demand supplier.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Advance praise: 'Hyper-active Governance makes a timely intervention in contemporary debates about the place of expertise in policy making. This book draws on detailed case studies to question assumptions about the dynamics of technocratic depoliticisation. It offers a novel framework through which to understand how knowledge and expertise are legitimated in the context of hyper-mediatisation and declining trust. It makes important reading for all scholars interested in the relationship between governance and expertise.' John Boswell, University of Southampton Advance praise: 'Experts rule! And can be ruled. Nowadays experts are intrinsic to governance when everyday publics often resent them or are sceptical of their contribution. Governments become 'hyper-active' managing this contradiction. Matthew Wood creates new concepts and builds theory to explain how and why governments seek to maintain their authority when they delegate decisions to experts yet are also compelled to interfere in experts' decisions to shield themselves from public criticism. This book is essential reading for understanding the pathologies of contemporary governance.' Diane Stone, University of Canberra


Author Information

Matthew Wood is Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director of the Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield. His work focuses on the authority and legitimacy of experts in the field of Governance and Public Policy, and he currently holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship 2015-18. His doctoral dissertation (2014) received the Department of Politics' Andrew Gamble prize for best thesis, and his article 'Paradoxical Politics' has recently been awarded the Harrison Prize for best article in Political Studies (2016). He has held visiting fellowships at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Mainz, University of Canberra and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide

MDRG1

 VIEW OUR LATEST READING GUIDE HERE 

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List