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    Rethinking Systems: Configurations of Politics and Policy in Contemporary Governance
    Crozier, MP (SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2010-09)
    New governance patterns in Western democracies pose challenges to political analysis. Key here is the relationship of politics and policy. This article examines how this relationship is changing in terms of a communication systems shift. From this perspective, the adequacy of current frameworks of political analysis is called into question. The article applies this critical review to the rise of policy-politics modes of behavior as distinct from older politics-policy forms. This contrast draws attention to the emergent qualities of interactive policy processes and asks how open generative modes of organization operate in fluid conditions while nonetheless exercising political authority.
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    Australia's trade policy dilemmas
    Capling, A (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2008-06)
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    Listening, learning, steering: new governance, communication and interactive policy formation
    Crozier, M (POLICY PRESS, 2008-01)
    Western political systems have undergone significant shifts in recent decades. In the era of post-war mass democracy governments governed and political communication informed. Now, however, governance includes non-government as well as government actors, and a communications dynamic pervades the entire political system. This article examines the integration of governance and communication, conceptualising the interactive strategies associated with new governance patterns in communications terms. The core argument is that the emergence of recursive forms of communication and knowledge production are indicative of systemic imperatives at work that are producing novel patterns of social coordination and policy formation.
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