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  • Governance 15 May 2009 1

    1. 1. Governance: What It Is and Why We Should Care Tony Angiletta, Morrison Curator for the Social Sciences Updated May 15, 2009
    2. 2. Six Simple Dicta on Searching the Web, Google, Socrates, Searchworks or any Index • 1. When in doubt, phrases in quotes • 2. When in doubt, capitalize Boolean • 3. When in doubt, use Advanced search • 4. Narrow humongous search results: by format (e.g., .pdf), by domain suffix (i.e., .edu, .gov, .org) • 5. Supplement index searches with Google Scholar • 6. If it is print resource and not at Stanford, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
    3. 3. Some Definitions & Bibliographies • OED • “By governance, we mean the processes and institutions, both formal and informal, that guide and restrain the collective activities of a group. Governance…by governments and…international organizations…private firms, associations of firms…NGOs…and associations of NGOs.” Nye & Donahue. • Governance bibliography • UN Public Administration Programme: Governance • Indiana U. list of Global Studies Journals • International Institute for Sustainable Development • Governance themes • UNESCAP. What is Good Governance?
    4. 4. Governance As Keyword, Topic or Title Word in 4 Indexes
    5. 5. Governance Activities (Nye and Donahue, Governance in a Globalizing World, p.13) Private Public Sector Third Sector Supranational TNCs IGOs NGOs National Firms Central Non-profits Subnational Local Local Local
    6. 6. Some associated terms • Globalization • Neo-liberalism • Liberalization • Democratization • Privatization • Cosmopolitanism • Sovereignty • Civil society and Social Capital • Statism or state-centric • Globalization from below vs. globalization from above • Global governance
    7. 7. Governance Indicators • World Bank Institute • Smart Indicators • Transparency International Corruption Index • Freedom House Index of Freedom • Second-generation Governance Indicators • Social Capital and Governance
    8. 8. Governance Indicators (cont’d) • “Failed States” index • Everyday Democracy Index. The Website. • Everyday Democracy Index. The Book. • World Bank Indicators: Answering Critics
    9. 9. Stanford resources and beyond • Academic Universe/Lexis-Nexis • Business Source Complete for “corporate governance” • Alternative Press Index and IDS • Governance journal • UNHCR • Scout Report
    10. 10. Stanford resources and beyond • Brookings Institution. Governance Research Topics. • Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (SIIS). On gove • CCDRL. Program on Sovereignty • IFPRI. “Good governance vs. Bad governance”. • Open Society Initiative. Law and Justice. • Open Society Initiative. Governance. • Social Capital Gateway
    11. 11. Stanford Indexes and Full-text • 1. Academic Universe (also listed as Lexis-Nexis). Statistical Universe. Power Tables. Terrorism. 207 tables on incidents, public attitudes and agency budgets. • 2. Academic Universe. Reference. Polls and Surveys. Terrorism. • 3. Polling the Nations, iPoll & Gallup Brain • 4. Academic Universe. Legal Research.
    12. 12. Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 5. EBSCO host Databases; search one or several databases at the same time. a. Academic Source Premier b. Business Source Complete c. ERIC d. Medline e. NTIS f. EconLit g. Environment Index
    13. 13. Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 6. Illumina. Search one or several databases at the same time. a. World Political Science Abstracts b. Sociological Abstracts c. Environmental Science & Pollution Mgt. d. PsycInfo and PsycArticles
    14. 14. Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 7. Social Sciences Citation Index. SSCI. • 8. PolicyFile and CIAO • 9. Newspaper databases/indexes (Global NewsBank, Historical NYT, Lexis-Nexis) • 10. Stanford Dissertations
    15. 15. Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 11. National and International Documents – a. Lexis-Nexis Congressional – b. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (ASI) – c. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (IIS) – d. Congressional Quarterly (CQ.com) & National Journal – e. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports – f. AccessUN

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