Governance as theory: five propositions

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Anglo‐American political theory uses the term ‘government’ to refer to the formal institutions of the state and their monopoly of legitimate coercive power. Government is characterized by its ability to make decisions and its capacity to enforce them. In particular government is understood to refer to the formal and institutional processes which operate at the level of the nation state to maintain public order and facilitate collective action.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Social Science Journal
Issue number227-228
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


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