Journal title SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI
Author/s Francesca Gelli
Publishing Year 2005 Issue 2005/2 Language Italian
Pages 26 P. File size 146 KB
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The aims of this article are twofold. In the first part it elaborates on the different uses of the concept of governance to be found in public policy analysis and design. An effort is made to distinguish from an analytical perspective between descriptive, explicatory and prescriptive points of view. Governance has been understood as (a way to bring together and analyse) the core questions in the building of a description of society as complex and plural and the demands for its guidance (i.e. the expression of the need for social representations of contemporary society and for strategic devices to drive it). The second part is devoted to the multilevel governance perspective, discussed as a theoretical and operative figure to understand and represent the complex reality of the European Union’s political system, which is introduced to compete with and/or complement other understandings and representations (e.g. European integration).
Francesca Gelli, Idee e forme della governance tra razionalità strumentale e razionalità dei valori in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 2/2005, pp , DOI: