by Helmut K. Anheier, Inge Kaul, William Roberts Clark, Mark Copelovitch, Mark Hallerberg, Lucia Quaglia, Stefanie Walter, Sabrina Korreck, Piero Stanig and Mark Kayser.
The main idea underlying The Governance Report is that the conditions of public policymaking have changed—and continue to change—as a result of a greater openness of national borders, a growing volume of cross-border economic activity, deepening policy interdependence among countries, more risks and more competition not only among firms but also states, increased public/private partnering, a strengthened role of civil society, and last but not least, major shifts in global power relations. Given these new realities, the Report's authors focus on the institutional changes and innovations that state and non-state actors have adopted or could adopt in response to the structural shifts that have been occurring and are likely to become even more pronounced and entrenched in the future. Put differently, the Report does not deal mainly with the technical aspects of today’s policy challenges (e.g. issues such as what might be the best technology to reduce greenhouse gases); rather, it uses such policy challenges as a lens through which to explore how different actor groups have adjusted and could adjust to the new types of challenges brought about by the new policymaking realities.
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Response by Howard Davis: Revisiting concepts, creating indicators and regulating burgers
Response by Cédric Dupont: Governance Under Policy Interdependence: Measuring Performance and Stimulating Innovation
Response by Rolf Alter: Public Governance: All about solving public problems or something more?
Response by Kate Macdonald: The Politics of Governance Transformation: A good news story?