Mon 15 December 2014 WASS PhD course: Governance theories and governance frameworks: tailoring, matching and making them work for YOU
WASS PhD course: Governance theories and governance frameworks: tailoring, matching and making them work for YOU
Choosing and understanding a theory on governance for your Phd project is not an easy endeavour. Governance is a broad issue that is addressed, analysed, and understood in diverging ways. The literature on governance has a long tradition, that includes literature as old as Artistoteles and Machiavelli, and that has embraces disciplines ranging from public administration, planning, policy sciences, to economics. This course will give you an overview of these different theories and their interrelations. Based on this overview of governance theories we will help you to reflect about your own theoretical framework. We will discuss its strengths and weaknesses, the internal compatibility of the theory you have chosen and the potential relations with and embeddings of other theories.