chapter  2
17 Pages



The concepts of globalization and governance are firmly established within public policy debates. However, the dynamics, nature and implications of the relationship between globalization and governance are fiercely contested. This chapter will begin by examining various definitions of the concepts and the linkages between them. It will then go on to consider the spaces and practices of governance under the condition of globalization. It will focus particularly on the emergence of the institutional structures of global governance, the key actors, dynamics and practices of public governance. The remainder of the chapter will consider whether new forms and layers of decision-making and participation herald the arrival of a new multi-layered public governance.