National differences and the rethinking of social democracy: third ways in Britain and Europe

Martell, Luke (2004) National differences and the rethinking of social democracy: third ways in Britain and Europe. In: Munshi, Surendra and Abraham, Biju Paul (eds.) Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Sage, London, pp. 92-110. ISBN 9780761998488

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This book discusses good governance in democratic societies in the context of globalisation from a cross-cultural perspective. India and the European Union - democratic unions representing old histories, rich cultures and new aspirations - are viewed comparatively in order to assess what they can learn from each other.

Moving beyond disciplinary demarcations, this volume considers the issues involved from a broader perspective. The 18 original essays, supplemented by a detailed introduction, are presented in three parts: the societal context of governance, administrative reforms, and corporate governance. These three parts have an important bearing on each other since administrative reforms provide a mechanism for good governance at the macro level which is in turn related to good governance at the corporate level.

Dealing with a theme of considerable importance from a unique perspective, this volume will be of interest to a wide readership: social scientists, administrators, business executives, management students, NGOs, as well as international organisations like the World Bank. It will also serve as a text for courses on governance in general, public administration and corporate governance.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:51
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