La governance «ibrida»
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2009 - 3
The transformation of the welfare system contains incoherencies with the characteristics of
the governance process. The diversification and the fragmentation of the system has made evident
the increase in its complexity and its consequent inability to govern regulation processes
based on hierarchy or on competition. The competition, the hierarchy and the social network
are not necessarily alternative governance processes, but in practice they overlap. The competition,
the hierarchy and the social network have to be integrated in a hybrid governance process.
The distance between the system and its regulation requires a redefinition of governance process.
Such realignment must be found on the strengthening of the authority, the thrust and the