Ireland’s National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance

  • Maura Adshead
  • Chris McInerney


’Governance’ has, allegedly, taken pre-eminence over ‘government’ because of the concept’s capacity to ‘cover the whole range of institutions and relationships involved in the process of governing’ in a manner that ‘links the political system with its environment, and may complete the project of making political science more policy-relevant’ (Peters and Pierre, 2000: 1). Notwithstanding the diversity of governance scholarship, the term has become a useful metaphor for a series of recognised trends in contemporary government behaviour concerning policy architecture, policy process, issues of accountability and the role of the state.


Civil Society Policy Process Social Inclusion Social Partner Voluntary Sector 
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