The article analyses the difficulties of governance and its elusive nature. This is a study on how to improve governance, based on the fact that in many cases what exists in practice are conditions of inobernability. The central reasoning assumes that inobernability can sometimes prevail, without necessarily implying a fracture in democracy as a whole. An examination of the cohesion and durability of societies, as the axes of governance, continues. It then continues with considerations on governance networks at local and regional level, and on addressing the information crisis in fragmented societies, as well as conditions of chronic instability and local governments. It concludes with some considerations about the link between the local and the global, and the possible role of this process in crisis management and peace education.