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Metagovernance, Governance, and Learning

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra
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Abstract

In this chapter it is argued that changes in patterns of governing in public administration (governance turn) require that public agencies develop their ability to learn and to critically reflect upon goals and the means by which to achieve them. The author proposes to regard the phenomenon of the governance turn through the lens of metagovernance and organizational learning concepts as, taken together, they allow us to capture the multilevel structure of both governance and learning. These theoretical frames coherently order the phenomenon of governance learning and link it to reflection. They establish a prescriptive model of governance indicating the forms of learning and the forms of governance that should be enhanced, depending on the specific requirements of a given situation. It is argued that good governance is reflexive governance.

Keywords

Governance turn Learning Reflexive governance Good governance Metagovernance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Kozminski UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.VID Specialized UniversityOsloNorway

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