Network Governance as a Response to Risk Society Dilemmas: A Proposal from the Sociology of Health
Author: Maturo, Antonio
Source: Topoi, Volume 23, Number 2, December 2004 , pp. 195-202(8)
Abstract:After a short description of the major sociological theories based on the concept of risk (Douglas, Beck, Luhmann, Giddens) I propose to integrate the concept of risk with the concept of trust. On a less theoretical level I propose to consider governance as the institutional response to the growing complexity of the risk society. Above all, network governance - that is institutional steering based on a high community participation - seems to give good results in the field of health care policies, as has been shown in the Emilia-Romagna area (Italy).
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2004-12-01