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The Rise of Interactive Governance and Quasi-Markets : Library of Public Policy and Public Administration - Bas Denters

The Rise of Interactive Governance and Quasi-Markets

Library of Public Policy and Public Administration

By: Bas Denters (Editor), Oscar van Heffen (Editor), Jeroen Huisman (Editor), Pieter-Jan Klok (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402017421
Number Of Pages: 281

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It has taken a long time to make this book. Many initial drafts of the chapters published in this book were presented in November 2000 during a two-day conference on Interactive governance: towards a post-parliamentary democracy held in Enschede (The Netherlands). The Netherlands Institute of Governance (NIG) sponsored the . conference. After this conference the organisers discussed the possibility of making a book on the basis of papers presented at this event. In the end it was agreed that such a publication would indeed be worthwhile provided the initial papers were fundamentally revised. Moreover it was agreed that also supplementary chapters should be included, in order to strengthen the international comparative perspective. On this basis authors of the conference papers chapters and envisioned new chapters were invited to (re)submit drafts. The completion of the book, however, was unexpectedly halted by the tragic sudden death of our co-editor and dear friend Oscar van Heffen. In his lifetime he was the driving force behind this project. Without his efforts, insightful comments and helpful suggestions this book, in its present form, would never have been published. As such we dedicate this volume to his memory, the completion of the book being an honorary debt to our friend and his wife Mirjan.

Prefacep. 1
Introduction: The emergence of new forms of governancep. 3
The rise of interactive governance and quasi-marketsp. 3
Objectives and research questionsp. 6
Conceptual frameworkp. 7
Structure of the book and general themesp. 9
Referencesp. 13
Does interactive decision making work? Expanding Rotterdam Portp. 15
Interactive decision making to promote opennessp. 15
Decision making in the Netherlands: a reviewp. 17
Networks, arenas and rules: a conceptual frameworkp. 21
Verm: organization, actors and arenasp. 25
The decision making process: interactions and outcomesp. 31
Conclusion: rules and connections of arenas as obstacles for interactive decision makingp. 35
Referencesp. 39
Power to the people? Rule configurations and power games in interactive governancep. 43
The rise of interactive governance in the Netherlandsp. 43
Three forms of powerp. 44
Producing a structure plan in De Biltp. 49
Rule configurations and power gamesp. 52
Conclusions: who sets the rules, rulesp. 60
Referencesp. 66
Interactive policy making as institutional design for local democracy: The experiments of the institute for public and politicsp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Interactive policy making as institutional designp. 70
The IPP method as institutional designp. 71
The elaboration of the process design in five municipalitiesp. 78
Explaining the failure to put the IPP design into practicep. 85
Interactive policy making and local democracyp. 87
Epiloguep. 88
Referencesp. 89
Rebuilding Roombeek. An institutional analysis of interactive governance in the context of a representative democracyp. 91
Introduction and research questionsp. 91
Normative criteria of democracyp. 92
Traditional representative institutions as a configuration of arenasp. 94
Interactive arenas in Roombeekp. 97
Problems in the institutional design of the interactive process in the case of Roombeekp. 103
Conclusionp. 109
Referencesp. 110
Institutional reform in higher education: forever changes?p. 111
Introductionp. 111
A sketch of Dutch higher education and the role of governmentp. 111
Institutional reform: government, interactive governance and market co-ordinationp. 113
Conditional funding of university researchp. 115
Quality assurance in university educationp. 118
A new governance structurep. 121
Summary and preliminary conclusionsp. 122
Referencesp. 125
The emergence of a new environmental policy arena: The Dutch horticulture industryp. 127
Introductionp. 127
The conventional arenasp. 129
The new policy arenap. 131
Assessment of the GLAMI arena achievementsp. 133
Conclusionsp. 139
Referencesp. 140
Dutch public health on the move. From limited self-regulation to a state-supervised quasi-market?p. 143
Introductionp. 143
Some reflections on institutional and policy changep. 145
Outline of the developments in the public health sector in the Netherlandsp. 147
Demand-side funding and empowerment of the insuredp. 150
The institutional rearrangement of the Dutch public health scheme and its consequencesp. 164
Conclusionp. 168
Referencesp. 169
Siting unwanted land uses: Does interactive decision making help?p. 171
Interactive decision making and decision qualityp. 171
Decision making in Newport, Walesp. 179
Interactive siting: Swan Hills, Alberta, Canadap. 187
Victims and volunteers: analysis and conclusionsp. 194
Referencesp. 197
Statism by Stealth? Market orientation in British higher educationp. 199
The British government systemp. 200
The higher education policy network in Britainp. 203
Introducing markets in higher educationp. 206
Conclusion: market, state and higher educationp. 209
Referencesp. 212
Towards a post-parliamentary democracy in Germany? Theoretical considerations and empirical observations on local democracyp. 213
Introductionp. 213
Local politics in Germany: the struggle for parliamentary democracyp. 215
The spread of local referenda in the German municipal codes during the nineties and its implications for interactive governancep. 220
Directly elected mayors: political leadership and interactive governancep. 227
Experiments with co-operative democracy and deliberative politicsp. 228
The modernisation of public administrationp. 230
Conclusionsp. 234
Referencesp. 235
Interactive governance: a view from the UKp. 239
Introductionp. 239
Government, governance and citizen participationp. 240
An overview of UK local governmentp. 243
Modernising local government: the labour strategyp. 246
Interactive local governance in the UKp. 249
Conclusionsp. 256
Referencesp. 257
Local governance in Flandersp. 261
General introductionp. 261
Brief description of the local government systemp. 261
Strengthening representative democracyp. 263
Focus on the citizenp. 265
The tension between new forms of interactive governance and traditional representative democracyp. 273
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ISBN: 9781402017421
ISBN-10: 1402017421
Series: Library of Public Policy and Public Administration
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.31