Category: Academic Articles

Implementing multiple intervention strategies in Dutch public health-related policy networks

Improving public health requires multiple intervention strategies. Implementing such an intervention mix is supposed to require a multisectoral policy network. As evidence to support this assumption is scarce, we examined under which conditions public health-related policy networks were able to implement an intervention mix. Data were collected (2009–14) from 29 Dutch public health policy networks. …

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To draw or to cross the line? The landscape architect as boundary spanner in Dutch river management

In many Western countries, flood policy is transitioning from a focus on technical flood defence measures towards more holistic and integrated flood risk management approaches. In this article, we explore the boundary spanning role of landscape architects in integrated flood risk management projects. The central research question is: what are the boundary spanning activities and …

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Strategies for integrating water management and spatial planning: Organising for spatial quality in the Dutch ‘Room for the River’ program

In response to extreme flood events and an increasing awareness that traditional flood control measures alone are inadequate to deal with growing flood risks, spatial flood risk management strategies have been introduced. These strategies do not only aim to reduce the probability and consequences of floods, they also aim to improve local and regional spatial …

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What makes decisions about urban water infrastructure forward looking? A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of investment decisions in 40 Dutch municipalities

Municipalities worldwide are confronted with the need to take long-term decisions about ageing water infrastructure in the face of unpredictable future developments. Previous studies on long-term decision making have proposed solutions targeted at the domain of either politics or planning. This study combines insights from the domains of policy, politics, and planning by using the …

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Evaluating infrastructure project planning and implementation: A study using qualitative comparative analysis

Many evaluations of infrastructure projects rely on methods that ignore the complexity of the projects. Although case studies are attentive to project complexity, it is difficult to identify general patterns that would apply to a larger sample of projects. Qualitative comparative analysis is a method that preserves the complexity of projects and generates insights across cases. …

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Meerwaarde door PPS: Welke meerwaarde?

Publiek-Private Samenwerking (PPS) in de transportinfrastructuur is populair vanuit het idee dat samenwerking meerwaarde zou opleveren voor de betrokken partijen. Sterker nog, het zou meerwaarde opleveren die anders niet bereikt kan worden. Maar de wens lijkt de vader van de gedachte. Het bewijs voor meerwaarde door samenwerking in PPS is schaars. Publicatie | Verweij, S. (2018). Meerwaarde …

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Conditions for addressing environmental determinants of health behavior in intersectoral policy networks: A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis

Improving health requires changes in the social, physical, economic, and political determinants of health behavior. For the realization of policies that address these environmental determinants, intersectoral policy networks are considered necessary for the pooling of resources to implement different policy instruments. However, such network diversity may increase network complexity and therefore hamper network performance. Network …

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Public private partnerships in transport: Trends and theory

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to attract considerable attention worldwide as a governance model for delivering public services, particularly in the transport sector: in Europe, the transport infrastructure sector represents about 60% of the PPP market. PPPs are popular with policymakers since they allow the public sector to benefit from private sector capacities and resources, leading …

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Themanummer: Publiek-private samenwerking

Het themanummer Publiek-Private Samenwerking: Slim Combineren in het Ruimtelijke Domein is nu verschenen! Het themanummer is te vinden op de website van Rooilijn. Samenwerking wordt doorgaans beschouwd als iets positiefs. In het ruimtelijke beleidsdomein krijgt het vaak de vorm van publiek-private samenwerking. Hoewel het nastrevenswaardig is en populair is onder politici en beleidsmakers, blijkt PPS …

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Implementing public-private partnerships: How management responses to events produce (un)satisfactory outcomes

Most research on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure development focuses on phases prior to construction. The implementation phase itself has received less attention. However, sound public-private agreements and project preparations can fail during project implementation because of, for example, unforeseen events and ineffective responses to them. We conducted case studies on two infrastructure projects to …

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