Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance

  • Nathalie Behnke
  • Jörg Broschek
  • Jared Sonnicksen

Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nathalie Behnke, Jörg Broschek, Jared Sonnicksen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Government, Governance and the State—Varied Modes of Coordination in Policy-Making

  4. Coping with Complexities: Governance in Multilevel Systems

  5. Federalism and Democracy

  6. Explaining Dynamics in Multilevel Systems

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 411-417

About this book


This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse and multi-faceted research on governance in multilevel systems. The book features a collection of cutting-edge trans-Atlantic contributions, covering topics such as federalism, decentralization as well as various forms and processes of regionalization and Europeanization. While the field of multilevel governance is comparatively young, research in the subject has also come of age as considerable theoretical, conceptual and empirical advances have been achieved since the first influential works were published in the early noughties. The present volume aims to gauge the state-of-the-art in the different research areas as it brings together a selection of original contributions that are united by a variety of configurations, dynamics and mechanisms related to governing in multilevel systems.

Nathalie Behnke is Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Institute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Jörg Broschek is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance and Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Jared Sonnicksen is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany.


federalism multilevel system public administration transformation of the state bureaucracy intergovernmental relations bureaucratic governance governance mechanisms public policy soft governance Energy governance authoritarian federalism antifederalist federalism federalism and democracy electoral accountability infrastructure policy demoi-cracy legislative power-sharing federalization historical institutionalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathalie Behnke
    • 1
  • Jörg Broschek
    • 2
  • Jared Sonnicksen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Political ScienceTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.Institute for Political ScienceTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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