Category: Academic Articles

When Governance Networks Become The Agenda

The study of governance networks has taken such a flight that it has become increasingly hard to think of issues in public administration or public policy outside of the idiom and concepts of governance theories. Or, to put it differently, governance networks have moved from a niche within our domain to become mainstream or common …

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Two Effective Causal Paths That Explain The Adoption Of US State Environmental Justice Policy

Over two decades have passed since the federal policy on environmental justice (EO 12898) was issued. However, empirical evidence indicates that injustice persists and that US states vary in their adoption of the terms of the environmental justice (EJ) policy. Moreover, studies of the explanations for the variation in states’ adoption of EJ policy are rare and have yielded …

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Governing Environmental Conflicts In China: Under What Conditions Do Local Governments Compromise?

In recent years, governing environmental conflicts concerning the planning, construction, and operation of urban facilities has increasingly become a challenge for Chinese local governments. Chinese governments seek adequate responses to deal with these conflicts, for instance by ignoring criticism and sticking to initial decisions, by suppressing protests, or by compromising. In this article, by analyzing 10 cases of conflict …

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In Search For Effective Public-Private Partnerships: An Assessment Of The Impact Of Organizational Form And Managerial Strategies In Urban Regeneration Partnerships Using FsQCA

A public-private partnership (PPP) is an organizational arrangement in which knowledge and resources are pooled in order to realize outcomes. Although PPPs have become common practice in spatial planning and development, there is a continuous search for their ideal organizational form and management. This is fueled by the often poor performance in terms of e.g. time delays and budget …

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Het Ambivalente Karakter Van Infrastructurele Megaprojecten

Infrastructurele megaprojecten zijn geliefd en gehaat. Aan de ene kant exposeren ze bouwkundig vernuft, wekken ze veel bewondering op en kunnen ze fungeren als vliegwiel voor sociaaleconomische ontwikkeling van stedelijke gebieden. Aan de andere kant veroorzaken hun langdurige bouwprocessen veel overlast, worden de projecten vaak gekenmerkt door tijds- en budgetoverschrijdingen en zijn hun planvormingsprocessen soms …

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