Marley Serrano on Governance and Government

Governance and government are interchangeable in the sense the process of governing, but they differ in other senses. Government often refers to the governing body itself, while governance often refers to the act of governing

Government may be of different types. It may be a democracy or autocracy, but most of the modern governments are democratic. Here we are taking into consideration the democratic ones in relation with the government.


ISG Marley Serrano on GovernmentGovernance is the act of governing or ruling. It is the set of rules and laws framed by the government that are to be implemented through the representatives of the state. Simply put, governance is what governments do.Governance is a concept that can be followed in an organization of any size, be it a single cell or an organism or all of humanity. Governance may function variously for profit or non-profit, for people, or itself. The main purpose of governance is to assure good results following a set pattern of rules.

Governance may be of various types:


Global Governance
Corporate Governance
Information Technology
Non-Profit and a few others

Also, in class, I explained that is similar to the difference between: Manager and Management

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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.

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