Bulletin n. 1/2017
June 2017
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Westerink Judith, Kempenaar Annet, van Lierop Marjo, Groot Stefan, van der Valk Arnold, van den Brink Adri
    The participating government: Shifting boundaries in collaborative spatial planning of urban regions
    in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy , Volume 35, Issue 1, Special issue: State rescaling and subnational policy-making and governance in China and India, February ,  2017 ,  147-168
    This article identifies two alternative collaborative spatial planning discourses: a leading government with societal participation and self-governance by societal actors with government participation. It shows how the boundary between the roles of governments and societal actors in collaboration discourses is shifting, but also how both collaborative planning discourses exist alongside each other in two Dutch urban regions: Eindhoven Region and Parkstad Limburg. In both regions, these alternative discourses on role division in collaborative planning are similar, even though Eindhoven is a growing region in which the local and regional governments collaborate intensively with companies, and Parkstad Limburg is a shrinking region that more actively involves citizens. The article concludes with reflections on the need to manage boundaries in collaborative planning.
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