This title was first published in 2003. This insightful work examines institutional formation and change as evidence of the major re-shaping of government internationally over the last two decades. It is based on a series of case studies of institutional reform and ranges across institutions in countries including the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Each case study considers questions concerning the establishment of institutions, such as: what have been the objectives of institutional changes? What are the principles and values on which new institutions are founded? In addition to looking at broad hypotheses regarding the state and new institutions, the book also draws together practical lessons regarding institutional reform. Thus the cases are analysed as a group to throw light on a number of issues: are there patterns discernible in the formation of new political institutions? What do the cases reveal about what works, and what does not work, in forming new institutions? What predictions can be made about the relationship between values and governance structures?

chapter 1|19 pages

Values, Institutions and the State

ByIan Holland

part I|85 pages

Reforming Institutions

part II|95 pages

New Institutions

chapter 8|19 pages

Institutional Innovation in Natural Resource Management

ByIan Holland

chapter 10|17 pages

ATSIC: Autonomy or Accountability?

ByMichele Ivanitz, Ken McPhail

part III|39 pages

Society-Centred Institutions

chapter 11|17 pages

Internet Content, Mandated Self-regulation and Institutionalizing Values

ByGeoff Airo-Farulla

chapter 12|19 pages

Regulating Relationships: Marriage and the State

ByElizabeth van Acker

part IV|18 pages