Governance - Orders of Governance

Orders of Governance

With the process of governing now involving a variety of private as well as public actors, governance is becoming an increasingly complex issue. More traditional theories of conceptualizing and understanding governance (such as the Westminster system) are now considered unsuitable, as they are too "government-oriented" and are unable to examine the more complex, modern nature of interactions between governing actors. This is where the 'Orders of Governance' conceptualisation comes in. It breaks down governance into three different orders, first, second and meta, which "correlate to the different levels at which governance is used" and allow for a more detailed analysis of the governing process.

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