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Auping, W.L. (author)
Simulation models are increasingly used for exploring the consequences of deep uncertainty in complex societal issues. The complexity of societal grand challenges, often characterised by the interrelatedness of different elements in the systems underlying these challenges, often renders mental simulation impossible, necessitating the use of...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van Andel, I.C.O. (author)
The liberalization of the Dutch energy market has led to a change of relation between energy companies and their customers. At the same time, the Dutch energy policy expects energy companies to contribute to an energy supply that is cleaner, smarter and more varied, and available at any time at affordable prices. The situation since the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Peeters, P.M. (author)
In 2015, the global community came together in Paris and agreed on a CO2 emissions pathway to avoid a temperature anomaly of more than 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. A significant source of CO2 emissions, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change, is the tourism sector. From research published by the UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) in...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Bontje, L.E. (author)
Pilot projects are favoured instruments for exploring and perhaps realising
policy change. The challenges that coastal policy faces, the frequency with
which pilot projects are implemented, and the criticisms regarding their
efficacy make it interesting and relevant to study pilot projects in this policy
field. This dissertation...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Anvarifar, F. (author)
Multifunctional use of flood defences is proposed in the Netherlands to increase the synergy between flood protection and urbanism and to enhance the cost-effectiveness of flood protection. Once a multifunctional flood defence is constructed, it will become technically and financially hard to modify and adjust the system configuration. Such an...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Oruç, S. (author)
The electricity infrastructure, like many other networked infrastructures, is an indispensable and integral part of developed economies. The economic growth, quality of life and general well-being of modern societies all depend on the smooth, reliable and efficient operation of electricity system. On the other hand, adverse strategic behavior by...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Di Ruggero, O. (author)
Current energy related issues, such as climate change or the oil depletion, demand technological and societal change towards new ways of producing and using energy. One of the challenges coming with the development of these new solutions relates to the impact that these technologies will have on society, and how people will react to these...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Frantzeskaki, N. (author)
doctoral thesis 2011
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Yücel, G. (author)
Transition can be characterized as long-term structural changes in the societal systems, through which the way these systems function change significantly. Both the scope and extent of change, and the nature of the societal systems make transition processes a complex dynamic phenomena to understand. This study explores both methodological and...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Pilot projects are widely applied in water management. They can be used to test risky innovations at confined scale, but can also be used to delay policy decisions or to advocate a particular innovation. In this book the phenomenon ‘pilot project’ is explored both theoretically and empirically. A framework to analyse pilot projects is developed...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Marchand, M. (author)
This resarch thesis focuses on vulnerability of societies in low lying coastal and deltaic environments to tropical cyclonic storms and floods. Models that explore vulnerability under various planned and unplanned conditions hardly exist. Within the Andhra Pradesh Cyclone Hazard Mitigation Project an Expert Decision Support System was designed...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van der Lei, T.E. (author)
For a policy analyst the policy problem is the starting point for the policy analysis process. During this process the policy analyst structures the policy problem and makes a choice for an appropriate set of methods or techniques to analyze the problem (Goeller 1984). The methods of the policy analyst are often referred to as the toolbox or...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Karstens, S.A.M. (author)
This thesis synthesizes different perspectives on scale choices (spatial boundary setting, temporal boundary setting and the selection of the level of aggregation) in policy analysis. Scale choices influence the content of a study: the problems on the agenda, the options found and the impacts addressed. This also affects the process, because...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Agusdinata, B. (author)
Faced with policy problems with high stakes, decisionmakers have increasingly recognized the importance of appropriately handling uncertainties. The nature of policy problems, however, is changing. Of particular concern are policy problems involving deep uncertainty when analysts do not know or the parties to a decision cannot agree upon (1) the...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Meijer, H.M. (author)
Infrastructures, generally designed to have a long service life, are particularly vulnerable to long term changes that can influence their functioning. Therefore it is important that uncertainties are taken into account as much as possible from the beginning of the planning process of infrastructures. This thesis focuses on drinking water...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Carton, L.J. (author)
In this thesis, the practice of map-making and map use is studied among actors involved in spatial planning and water management. The socio-technical mechanisms between knowlegde production and policymaking in Dutch regional planning make up the central object of study, with map images as observable artefacts. In many instances, maps seem to be...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Quist, J.N. (author)
"Backcasting for a sustainable future: the impact after 10 years" is the first book that systematically investigates the follow-up and spin-off of various participatory backcasting experiments seven to ten years after completion. Backcasting literally means looking back from a desirable future that is constructed first. Since the 1990s...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Monnikhof, R.A.H. (author)
The thesis develops a set of guidelines for improving policy analysis supporting policy making on spatial issues. For this first the main problems in the field of policy processes on spatial issues and the way analysis contributed to them or helped alleviate them were analysed. Analytical practice is shown to be generally related to these...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Nilsson, M.A. (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to understanding what makes a policymaking system better at integrating sustainability concerns into its processes. Three questions are in focus. First, how can policy integration be understood analytically and what is its actual status in sector policy? Second, what conditions have facilitated or...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Hermans, L.M. (author)
Water related problems such as floods, droughts, declining groundwater tables or polluted rivers have a major impact on numerous societies throughout the world. Despite these serious problems, policy makers seem to make scant use of the knowledge that is available with water experts. Conversely, water experts face the task of finding out how...
doctoral thesis 2005
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