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

Dale, Allan, Vella, Karen, & 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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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.

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ID Code: 72878
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Governance Systems Analysis, Governance Reform, Poly-centricity
ISSN: 2161-7104
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Macrothink Institute
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2014 22:23
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 23:02

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