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How to improve the adaptive capacity of Dutch Planning

10 proposals for change that, once implemented, will make the planning system less rigid and more adaptive. > New book. Free download @ InPlanning. > More information about Evolutionary Governance  @ Spatial planning is facing a paradox. The last … Continue reading

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Local Cosmopolitanism. Imagining and (Re-)Making Privileged Places

This book offers a unique perspective on cosmopolitanism, examining  the ways it is constructed and reconstructed on the small scale in an ongoing process of matching the local with the global, a process entailing mutual transformation. Based on a wide range … Continue reading

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Understanding social ecological change through palm use and management

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Rural development, knowledge and expertise in governance

The topic of rural development has received attention from a wide range of disciplines and professions. Many books and articles have been written, presenting success stories, critical reflections, and very detailed guidelines on how to realize development. In a new … Continue reading

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The bio-politics of the Danube Delta

For many years Silk Road Research has funded scientific research in the Danube Delta. Field work was carried out in both the Romania and the Ukrainian side of the border. This book presents the findings of this work. The Danube Delta … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications

This new book in the series on Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT) presents empirical studies and theoretical reflections on the most important concepts and their interrelations. Through this book we learn how communities understand themselves and their environment. Authors from different … Continue reading

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Trust related dynamics in contested land use

Using insights about in-group and intergroup dynamics from social identity theory and sociology, we studied trust dynamics in intergroup relations in the Baviaanskloof (South Africa) over time. We conclude that in-group interpretations of intergroup interactions contribute to the lack of … Continue reading

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The evolution of socio-ecological systems

This article investigates natural resource governance in three indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon. We base our analysis on an evolutionary governance model in which governance dimensions emerge as relevant through time. The less accessible of the communities represents earlier steps … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Governance Theory

The book Evolutionary Governance Theory: an Introduction is out. This book offers the reader a remarkable new perspective on the way markets, laws and societies evolve together. It can be of use to anyone interested in development, market and public sector … Continue reading

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Contested delineations: planning, law, and the governance of protected areas

Raoul Beunen, Kristof Van Assche In this paper we reflect on the relationship between planning and law. We analyse the Dutch interpretation and implementation of the European Union Habitats and Birds Directives by investigating the practices of delineation of protected … Continue reading

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