Hybrid city-regional governance: Effectiveness and legitimacy in four metropolitan areas

Linze Schaap, Carlo Colombo, Maaike Damen, Niels Karsten

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Abstract

This article reports on an analysis of the effectiveness and legitimacy of modes of governance in four European regions that clearly show signs of hybridity, that is, they have private as well as public characteristics. Berlin, Eindhoven, Copenhagen-Malmö and Zurich thus aim to increase the problem-solving capacity of their regional governance and to govern ‘smartly’ in a complex and multi-level context. The individual cities search for effective links with private and societal actors, each in its own way. Legitimacy is an issue that is hardly reflected upon, though. Hybrid modes of governance may have negative impacts on both effectiveness and legitimacy, but also offer new opportunities for good governance. ‘Hybrid’ and ‘smart’ do not always go hand in hand, but they are not mutually exclusive either.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39
Number of pages48
JournalBestuurskunde
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Schaap, Linze ; Colombo, Carlo ; Damen, Maaike ; Karsten, Niels. / Hybrid city-regional governance: Effectiveness and legitimacy in four metropolitan areas. In: Bestuurskunde. 2018 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 39.
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In: Bestuurskunde, Vol. 27, No. 2, 06.2018, p. 39.

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