Boundary work in deliberative governance in land use planning
What does this mean? It’s a complex subject explained by straightforward design.
In recent years, there is a surge in experiments with deliberative governance in land use planning in the Netherlands and around the world. In this form, government interacts with businesses and citizens to collaboratively solve problems. It promises more credible decisions through interactions between interdependent actors. However, studies show that credible democratic deliberative governance is limited: many participants resist to giving up their formal powerful positions
Tamara Metze conducted this PhD research at the University of Amsterdam in the department of political science. Since 1998 she has worked as a policy advisor for de Stad bv. She is an assistant professor at the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration.
Published by Eburon
"Many participants resist to giving up their formal powerful positions. Critique and empathy are vital ingredients to create credible, innovative and democratic decisions."
– Tamara Metze