New PDF release: Authoritative Governance: Policy Making in the Age of

By Maarten A. Hajer

ISBN-10: 019928167X

ISBN-13: 9780199281671

The position of the media has turn into a principal a part of politics and coverage within the twenty-first century. That dominance has led many to signify a pattern of 'dumbing down': the privileging of fashion over content material. during this provocative publication, Maarten Hajer takes factor with the 'dumbing down' thesis either on theoretical and empirical grounds. He goals to teach how authoritative governance continues to be attainable in hindrance pushed conditions and a hugely 'mediatized' world.

Authoritative Governance elaborates a communicative knowing of authority, which, the writer argues, can create a brand new foundation for authoritative governance in a global marked by way of political and institutional fragmentation. Extending his discourse-analytical framework, Hajer makes use of either discursive and dramaturgical tips on how to research policymakers of their fight for authority. 3 precise case studies--the plans to rebuild floor 0, the aftermath of the assassination of Theo Van Gogh, and the new position of the British meals criteria service provider --provide a wealth of element of the dynamics of authority in present day mediatized polity and convey out the bizarre function that crises now play.

The argument of Authoritative Governance is that during the age of mediatization governance has to be 'performed'. Hajer describes a really new authoritative governance that breaks with latest interpretations. He demonstrates ways that the conventional govt of status associations and notions of community governance might be mixed in actively developing relatives with numerous publics.

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Other, often equally important issues are ignored’ (2001: 248). Yet the potential positive effect is that citizens become engaged in the political process (cf. Street 2004); the negative is that a wave characteristically focuses on a narrow bit of the issue at stake. Elaborating on the scholarship mentioned above, we can examine cases where authoritative governance was to be achieved in mediatized conditions. Governance and the politics of multiplicities This chapter sketches the political sociological context for contemporary governance.

87). In making news, ‘reporters do not only reflect authority; they reinforce if 10 Conceptually it would have been more appropriate to say that the media have become part of the new system of governance. 37 The Authority Problem of Governance not confer it as well’ (p. 92). What is more, they have substantial influence in disqualifying leaders and administrators. It is what Susan Herbst refers to as ‘media-derived’ authority (Herbst 2003). Yet it is not only that media need politics for news; those active in governance often need the media to reach their target audiences, even if these audiences are inside the organization.

Historians of the welfare state and of international relations have shown how the nation-state became the primary level of political integration in the midnineteenth century (Ewald 1986; Zürn 1999). Economic historians have described how the primary level of economic integration shifted from the local to the national in the late nineteenth century (Reich 1991). The classical-modernist political order allowed for the accommodation of many different interests and was the basis for the tremendous political project of creating the welfare state on the national level.

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