Summary: In recent years, a surge in experiments with deliberative governance in land use planning in the Netherlands and around the world has occured. In this form of governing, government interacts with businesses, non-governmental organizations and citizens to collaboratively solve problems. These more horizontal forms of decision making are tested, for example, in public entrepreneurial networks, scenario development, or communities of practice. Deliberative governance promises more credible decisions through an improvement of the quality of interactions between interdependent actors. The study of boundary work in three cases of deliberative governance in land use planning, two in the Netherlands and one in the United States, demonstrates that credible democratic deliberative governance is limited: many participants resist to giving up their formal powerful positions, nor do they share experiences, exchange knowledge, or engage in collaborative inquiries.Often, in interactive or network types of governing, good procedures are considered the solution to many problems. ... and Willem Salet of the University of Amsterdam gave me the opportunity to start this challenging, rewarding and sometimes daunting journey. ... Willem Halffman, Esther Turnhout and other participants in the aTower Deliberationsa, Jennifer Dodge, Marisa Zapata, Shawn Rosenberg, anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Eburon Uitgeverij B.V. - 2010|