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    Kitchin, Rob (2018) Governance. In: Digital Geographies. SAGE Publications, pp. 238-249. ISBN 9781526447296

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    Geographers have long been interested in how societies and places are governed, both with respect to how sovereign states (embodied in local, regional and national governments and state agencies) manage civil society and markets within their territories, but also how businesses, third-sector bodies (e.g., NGOs, charities), and the general public seek to regulate domains and maintain social order (Herod et al., 2002). Indeed, traditional governmental structures, policies and legislative bodies are just one component of governance, with many other actors increasingly playing a role in managing social and spatial relations, sometimes in conjunction with or on behalf of the state, or independently. This relationship appears to be in flux at present as the relations between sovereign states, the market, and civil society are renegotiated and blurred, with a shift from centralised and bureaucratic forms of regulation and government to a plurality of co-existing and overlapping networks and partnerships that work at different scales from the local to global.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published chapter, which is available at: Kitchin, R. (2018) Governance. In Ash, J., Kitchin, R. and Leszczynski, A. (eds) Digital Geographies. Sage, London. pp. 238-249
    Keywords: business governance; civil society; markets; regulation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 12790
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 16:19
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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