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A Common power to keep them all in awe: a comment on governance

Du Gay, Paul (2002). A Common power to keep them all in awe: a comment on governance. Cultural Values, 6(1-2) pp. 11–27.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1362517022019720
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Abstract

This article will consider some notions of governance and explore some of the issues of political ordering, particularly those relating to sovereignty and authority, that they tend to challenge, sideline, or seek to transcend. It does so primarily through an examination of the ways in which these notions have been employed to explain and/or endorse reforms in the organization and role of the public administration in certain liberal democratic states, most notably Britain. It concludes that Hobbesian conceptions of 'state' 'sovereignty' and 'authority' still matter and have by no means been eclipsed by the development of governance.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1362-5179
Keywords: public administration; sovereignty
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 4445
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4445
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