Governance Systems Analysis (GSA): a framework for reforming governance systems

Dale, Allan, Vella, Karen, and Potts, Ruth (2013) Governance Systems Analysis (GSA): a framework for reforming governance systems. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 3 (3). pp. 162-187.

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Abstract

Most commentators understand that contemporary social, economic and environmental challenges require quality governance from global to local scales. While public scrutiny of governance has increased in recent years, the literature on frameworks and methods for analysis in complex, poly-centric and multi-thematic governance systems remains fragmented; displaying many disciplinary or sectoral biases. This paper establishes a stronger theory-based foundation for the analysis of complex governance systems. It also develops a clear analytical framework applicable across a vast array of differing governance themes, domains and scales (GSA). The key methodological steps and evaluative criteria for the GSA framework are determined and practical guidance for its application in reform is provided.

Item ID: 29788
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2161-7104
Keywords: governance systems analysis, governance reform, poly-centricity
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Funders: Australian Government National Environment Research Program Tropical Ecosystems Hub
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 04:47
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160605 Environmental Politics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960704 Land Stewardship @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 70%
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