Potentials and challenges of new governance arrangements

Linze Schaap, Carlo Colombo, Niels Karsten, Maaike Damen

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This chapter contains an analysis of the effectiveness and legitimacy of modes of governance in four European city regions that show clear characteristics of hybrid governance in the sense that they combine both private and public features. This approach is used by the cities of Berlin, Eindhoven, Copenhagen-Malmö and Zürich to enhance the problem-solving ability of their regional governance and to apply new smart governance arrangements in a complex and multilayered environment. Each of the four cities has its own way of searching for effective links with public, private and social partners, but the issue of legitimacy remains underexposed. Risks with regard to effectiveness and legitimacy are inherent in hybrid forms of governance, but they may equally offer new opportunities for good governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart hybridity
Subtitle of host publicationPotentials and challenges of New governance arrangements
EditorsJoop Koppenjan, Philip Marcel Karré, Katrien Termeer
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherEleven International publishing
ISBN (Print)978‐94‐6236‐893‐4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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