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Interdisziplinarität in der Governance-Forschung

The term „Governance” found its way to newspapers as well as to nearly all conferences, which focus on overcoming obsolete structures of states, economies, and corporations or deal with reforming world policy. Although the application of the term varies widely, two main disciplinary approaches can be identified: the political science approach and the eco-nomic science approach. Hence, interdisciplinary approaches become increasingly impor-tant, especially regarding the often cited, far reaching and complex societal, economic and political transformations, which can also be regarded as an initial point for the genesis of the term. In the following article we describe various different application areas, illustra-ting the origin of the term Governance, as well as disciplinary approaches from political and economic science with specific focus on possible integration. The objective is to high-light similarities and identify first interdisciplinary research approaches.