Delivering Change: Towards Fit-for-Purpose Governance of by Jeroen Rijke

By Jeroen Rijke

This publication addresses urgent demanding situations of coverage makers, planners and venture managers within the water quarter to effectively enforce version motion. making an allowance for either strategic making plans and implementation of edition initiatives, it presents rules and attributes that give a contribution to the potent supply of model to flooding and drought.
The publication is organised round questions of ‘what?’, ‘when?’, ‘why?’ and ‘how?’. It explains governance method of variation is valuable while it's ‘fit-for-purpose’ in a particular social-ecological or socio-technical context. the concept that of ‘fit-for-purpose’ governance is utilized to judge the effectiveness of governance efforts in 3 Australian towns to evolve to a decade of drought.
Based on a case examine of the Room for the River flood safeguard programme within the Netherlands, this ebook describes how deliberate edition tasks in multi-stakeholder settings will be controlled successfully and the way huge scale funding programmes can give a contribution to a transition of a water procedure that's adapting to a replaced context.
The circumstances in Australia and the Netherlands are used to hyperlink governance for strategic making plans and governance for the supply of edition. via combining insights approximately multi-level governance, adaptive governance, transition administration, programme administration this e-book enriches the clinical literature approximately edition to flooding and drought.

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2004). - Excessively high densities can lead to homogenisation of information and knowledge which, in turn, may lead to less efficient use of resources and reduced capacity to adapt to changing conditions (Bodin and Norberg, 2005; Little and McDonald, 2007; Ruef, 2002). - A lack of cohesion may result in limited collaboration between communities when there is a lack of ties between these communities (Granovetter, 1973). - The presence of multiple communities may hinder transfer of tacit knowledge, because individuals have limited cognitive capacity and therefore are forced to be selective in keeping up their relationships with others (Bodin and Crona, 2009).

Hence, it could be argued that a context consists of relating resource systems, ecosystems and social, economic and political settings. Thirdly, the expected outcomes of the governance mechanisms and their fit with the original purpose are evaluated. For example, centralised governance structures are in general known to be effective for coordination of actions. Hence, they may have a high degree of fit for the purpose of immediate decision making during crisis situations. 1 Three critical steps for diagnosing the fit-for-purpose of governance mechanisms: (1) identifying the purpose of governance; (2) mapping of the context; and (3) evaluating the outcome of governance mechanisms.

Scholarship about social learning and recent literature about leadership both use complexity as a starting point. Both processes emerge from interaction between actors in a network. They are therefore not mutually exclusive. However, there are obvious differences of behaviour and outcomes between social learning and leadership processes (see Table 2). g. g. Loorbach, 2010). , 2006). 2), it can be concluded that social learning is in particular suitable to increase understanding of the nature, degree and implications of problems and alternatives, values and implications of solutions.

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