"A robust challenge to the casual acceptance of network governance as the 'way we live now', this book offers a stimulating and provocative critique of governance that is theoretically rich and analytically satisfying. Essential. " --Helen Sullivan, University of Birmingham
"Jonathan Davies adds a novel critical voice to debates about governance. Drawing on Gramsci, he argues that network governance is less a panacea than a perpetuation of modernism. Dreams of spreading connections, reflexivity, and communication constantly get transformed into a reality of hierarchy, hegemony, and domination." --Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley
"The conventional wisdom about 'governance' is subject to an incisive critique, reinforcing Davies reputation for pushing forward new thinking about the relationship between state and civil society." --Chris Skelcher, University of Birmingham
About the Author
Jonathan S. Davies is Reader in Public Policy at the University of Warwick. He previously studied for his DPhil at the University of York and has since published widely in urban politics, governance and public policy.