When it comes to adapting governance structures to the rapid changes affecting society today, many Western democracies face similar policymaking challenges. The extent to which they are successful depends on a variety of factors. Although institutional conditions and a country’s political culture provide a starting point for enacting reform, more room for maneuver is possible when reform processes are designed strategically and when modern governance methods are employed.
When it comes to modern regulation, background conditions in Germany are fundamentally changing, thanks to globalization, Europeanization and the country’s transformation into a knowledge-based society. Given the international scope of many today’s decision-making institutions, nation-states are no longer able to act alone as they once did. At the same time, democratic governance now takes place less through hierarchic governance systems than through complex negotiating processes between government and non-government actors.more
|Shaping Change||Optimizing Political Reform Processes|
|Sustainable Governance Indicators||Modern Regulation|
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