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Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance
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Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance

Self-organization and Participation in Public Governance

9781783479061 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jurian Edelenbos, Professor of Interactive Governance and Ingmar van Meerkerk, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration & Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78347 906 1 Extent: 552 pp
In many countries, government and society have undergone a major shift in recent years, now tending toward ‘smaller government’ and ‘bigger society’. This development has lent increased meaning to the notion of interactive governance, a concept that this book takes not as a normative ideal but as an empirical phenomenon that needs constant critical scrutiny, reflection and embedding in modern societies.

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In many countries, government and society have undergone a major shift in recent years, now tending toward ‘smaller government’ and ‘bigger society’. This development has lent increased meaning to the notion of interactive governance, a concept that this book takes not as a normative ideal but as an empirical phenomenon that needs constant critical scrutiny, reflection and embedding in modern societies.

Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance assesses the fundamental changes we can see in civic engagement in interactive governance to new forms of civic self-organization. Eminent scholars across a host of varying disciplines critically discuss a wealth of surrounding issues such as: the role of politicians in interactive governance; whether government strategies – stressing increasing responsibilities for citizens – exclude and mainstream certain people; the type of leadership required for interactive governance to work; and what new forms of co-production between governmental institutions, civic organizations and citizens arise. The book concludes with the prospect of potential hybrid institutional and organizational arrangements, like the co-operative model to democracy or the social enterprise, in developing and implementing public services and products.

Astute and engaging, Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance will appeal to students in the areas of political science, sociology, public administration and organization management. Scholars and practitioners in the field of interactive governance, participation and civic self-organization will also be particularly interested in this book.
Critical Acclaim
‘This excellent volume offers new insights into contemporary civic engagement by exploring the expansion of “civic-induced”, as opposed to “government-induced”, interactive governance. At the same time, the volume’s critical (though not skeptical) stance towards interactive governance illuminates inherent limits and tensions and usefully organizes key debates about this expanding mode of governance.’
– Christopher Ansell, University of California, Berkeley, US

‘This volume presents a much-wanted and comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of interactive governance between governments and citizens, which many see as a remedy for the problems of effectiveness and democratic legitimacy with which governments in our current network society wrestle. It compiles theoretical ideas, concepts and critical reflections from authoritative authors, skillfully assembled by the editors. A must-read for scholars, students and practitioners who try to make sense of this increasingly salient governance practice.’
– Joop Koppenjan, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Contributors
Contributors: H.P. Bang, K.P.R. Bartels, V. Bekkers, T. Bovaird, T. Brandsen, E. Czaika, B. Denters, M. Duijn, M. Duniam, J. Edelenbos, G.J. Ellen, R. Eversole, S. Groeneveld, E.H. Klijn, J. Kooiman, E. Loeffler, S. Moyson, B. Ottow, Y. Papadopoulos, K.L. Patterson, B.G. Peters, J. Pierre, M. Ranahan, A. Røiseland, D. Rumore, M. Russo, T. Schenk, R.M. Silverman, J.D. Sobels, T. Søndergård Madsen, E. Sørensen, J. Torfing, P. Triantafillou, S.I. Vabo, A. van Buuren, I. van Meerkerk, W. Voorberg, H. Wagenaar, S. Van de Walle, L. Yin




Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction: Three Reflecting Perspectives on Interactive Governance
Jurian Edelenbos and Ingmar van Meerkerk

2. Interactive Governance and Governability
Jan Kooiman

3. Forms of Governance and Policy Problems: Coping with Complexity
B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre

4. Interactive Governance: A Challenge to Institutionalism
Henrik P. Bang

5. Democratic Transfer: Everyday Neoliberalism, Hegemony and the Prospects for Democratic Renewal
Hendrik Wagenaar

6. Interactive – or counteractive – governance? Lessons learned about citizen participation and political leadership
Asbjørn Røiseland and Signy Irene Vabo

7. Interactive Governance: Authorisation, Representation, and Accountability
Yannis Papadopoulos

8. Making Good Citizens: Power and Empowerment in Community Development Programmes in Nepal
Tina Søndergård Madsen and Peter Triantafillou

9. What Do Public Officials Think About Citizens? The Role of Public Officials’ Trust and Their Perceptions of Citizens’ Trustworthiness in Interactive Governance
Stéphane Moyson, Steven Van De Walle and Sandra Groeneveld

10. Governance In Flux: A Study of Irrigator Compliance in South Australia
Jonathan Sobels

11. Community Self-Organization: Potentials and Pitfalls
Bas Denters

12. What Has Co-Production Ever Done for Interactive Governance?
Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler

13. Interactive Governance and the Social Construction of Citizens as Co-Creators
William Voorberg and Victor Bekkers

14. Social Enterprises in Rural Community Governance: Evidence From Tasmania
Mary Duniam and Robyn Eversole

15. Public Engagement, Governance, and the Pursuit of Equity in Contemporary Urban Revitalization: Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) With Public Versus Nonprofit Developers
Kelly L. Patterson, Molly Ranahan, Robert Mark Silverman and Li Yin

16. Governments and Self-Organization: A Hedgehog’s Dilemma
Taco Brandsen

17. Doing What’s Necessary: How Encounters in Practice Shape and Improve Interactive Governance
Koen P.R. Bartels

18. Joint Fact-Finding: An Approach for Advancing Interactive Governance When Scientific and Technical Information is in Question
Todd Schenk, Ellen Czaika, Danya Rumore and Michal Russo

19. Interactive Governance and the Limits of Knowledge Coproduction
Arwin Van Buuren, Mike Duijn, Gerald Jan Ellen and Bouke Ottow

20. The Managerial Aspect of Interactive Governance
Erik Hans Klijn

21. Political Leadership in the Age of Interactive Governance: Reflections on the Political Aspects of Metagovernance
Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing

22. Complementary Boundary Spanning Leadership: Making Civic-Induced Interactive Governance Work
Ingmar Van Meerkerk and Jurian Edelenbos

23. Conclusions: Synthesizing Key Reflections and Exploring New Avenues for Research and Debate on Interactive Governance
Jurian Edelenbos and Ingmar Van Meerkerk

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