Category Archives: Netherlands

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  @ governancetheory.com. Spatial planning is facing a paradox. The last … 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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Performing failure in conservation policy: The implementation of European Union directives in the Netherlands

Raoul Beunen, Kristof Van Assche and Martijn Duineveld In this paper the authors present a  theoretical perspective on transition in natural resource governance that derives from narrative theory, discourse theory, rhetoric and cultural studies. The basic assumption is that certain … Continue reading

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Performing succes and failure in governance

We present an analytical framework for analyzing the functions of failure and success ascriptions in public administration. The framework incorporates concepts and insights from Michel Foucault, Mieke Bal, and other discourse theorists, enriched with notions derived from Niklas Luhmann’s theory … Continue reading

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