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Arranging public support to unfold collaborative modes of governance in rural areas
Wellbrock, Wiebke; Roep, Dirk; Mahon, Marie et al.
2013In Journal of Rural Studies, 32, p. 420-429
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Keywords :
Collective agency; institutional arrangements; operational interfaces
Abstract :
[en] Raising collective agency is key to successful place-based development approaches. Existing policy arrangements have, however, been criticised, suggesting a need to effectuate more collaborative modes of governance. This paper shall contribute to a better understanding of how public support can best be arranged to raise collective agency for a more collaborative mode of governance in rural areas. The paper elaborates on findings of empirical investigations conducted within the EU FP7 project DERREG. It will be shown that differences in effectuating more collaborative modes of governance can partly be ascribed to different political dynamics, economic and demographic situations as well as the presence of a shared sense of place. To raise collective agency effectively requires a joint reconsideration and restructuring of the division of roles and tasks, including those of public administration. This can be supported by facilitating joint reflexivity among development actors and giving room for collaborative leadership and operational flexibility within policy arrangements
Disciplines :
Regional & inter-regional studies
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Wellbrock, Wiebke;  Wageningen University > Rural Sociology Group
Roep, Dirk;  Wageningen University > Rural Sociology Group
Mahon, Marie;  National University of Ireland Galway > School of Geography and Archaelogy
Kairyte, Emilija;  Institute Nevork
NIENABER, Birte  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
Dominguez Garcia, Maria Dolores;  University of Vigo > GIEEA
Kriszan, Michael;  Fachhochschule Südwestfalen
Farrell, Maura;  National University of Ireland Galway > School of Geography and Archaeology
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Title :
Arranging public support to unfold collaborative modes of governance in rural areas
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Journal title :
Journal of Rural Studies
Publisher :
Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
European Projects :
FP7 - 225204 - DERREG - Developing Europe's Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization: An Interpretative Model for Better Anticipating and Responding to Challenges for Regional Development in an Evolving International Context
Funders :
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
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