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The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems

We’re at a critical juncture in our global economy, with the siloed ways of the past (public vs. private) quickly fading. Instead, we are witnessing a step change in how society deals with its own problems, in which government acts … Continue reading

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A Framework for Resilience-based Governance of Social-Ecological Systems

Panarchy provides a heuristic to characterize the cross-scale dynamics of social-ecological systems and a framework for how governance institutions should behave to be compatible with the ecosystems they manage. Managing for resilience will likely require reform of law to account … Continue reading

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Social innovation, governance and community building

This publication contains the final report of the project ‘Social innovation, governance and community building’, whose work has primarily contributed to the area ‘Towards social cohesion in Europe’. The report  brings the attention onto the  re-emergence of old basic needs. … Continue reading

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The governance of problems: puzzling, powering, participation

Read Policy analysis usually gives more attention to problem solving than problem finding and there is a real threat of mismatch between problem perceptions by citizens and problem definition by their elected and appointed policy makers. Contemporary democracies need to … Continue reading

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Governance, Complexity and Democratic Participation

This article applies complexity theory to urban governance. It is argued that expert-based, hierarchical-instrumental policy making encounters insurmountable obstacles in modern liberal democracies. One of the root causes of this erosion of output legitimacy is the complexity of social systems. … Continue reading

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Governance of online creation communities – Provision of platforms of participation for the building of digital commons

This paper is dedicated to the analysis of the governance of online creation communities.  Two components can be distinguished in online creation communities: a platform of participation around which the community is generated and the providers of such a platform.  … Continue reading

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Between self-organization and government – a complexity perspective on the rise and fall of the hierarchical state

The literature on governance that has emerged in the past 15 years indicates that the position of government in society has changed substantially. This development is most often looked at as the increased complexity of Western societies and its problems, … Continue reading

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Global Governance Through Transnational Network Organizations – Civil Society Self-Organization

Read When the topic of global governance or post-national governance arises, it generally does so in the context of the co-operation between nation states, international agreements and the role of international organizations. As opposed to this, global governance through the … Continue reading

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