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Multifunctional flood defenses protect areas against flooding, but
serve other functions as well. Although these types of defenses
can be seen almost everywhere, they pose special technical and
governance challenges.

This book is about a unique interdisciplinary research program
developed to tackle some of the issues...
book 2017
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Jain, Mansi (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Bressers, Hans (author)
The net zero-energy building (NZEB) concept has recently gained prominence worldwide. Large scale adoption and implementation of NZEBs would potentially contribute greatly to greening of the building sector. However, it is still at a nascent stage of niche formation. This paper aims to assess the governance context for adoption and uptake of...
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Alexander, Meghan (author), Doorn, N. (author), Priest, Sally (author)

Legitimacy is widely regarded as a founding principle of ‘good’ and effective governance, yet despite intense academic debate and policy discourse, the concept remains conceptually confusing and poorly articulated in practice. To bridge this gap, this research performed an interpretive thematic analysis of academic scholarship across public...

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Niaounakis, T.K. (author), Blank, J.L.T. (author)

Inter-municipal cooperation is increasingly popular in European countries. Saving cost is a key motivation. This paper analyses the relation between inter-municipal cooperation and cost efficiency among Dutch municipal tax departments between 2005 and 2012. Motivated by the notion that cost savings are ascribed to scale economies, the...

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Gunawan, Helmi (author), Bressers, Hans (author), Mohlakoana, Nthabi (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Climate policy has a strong influence on policy processes at national levels in Indonesia, while other policies with a focus on air quality improvement are being implemented at local levels. Indonesia as a developing country has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29 percent by the year 2030. This calls into question the...
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Bontje, L.E. (author), Slinger, J.H. (author)

The cyclic nature of integrated coastal management embodies a learning-based approach. Pilot projects in particular have an explicit learning objective. Whereas learning from (changing) physical aspects is often part of the monitoring and evaluation phase within the ICM cycle, learning from the experiences of people is not structurally...

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Kreiken, F.H. (author)
The Internet has facilitated large-scale copyright infringement. Fighting this one case at a time via the standard civil law procedures is costly in terms of time and money. In response, copyright holders have adopted new strategies that they hoped would be more effective at large-scale enforcement. The question is how these large-scale...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Rana, Nripendra P. (author), Slade, Emma L. (author), Dwivedi, Yogesh K. (author)

Having its origin in public administration, trustworthiness is a significant concept in digital government research, influencing the relationships between citizens and governments. However, the interrelationships between the facets of trustworthiness are given inadequate attention. Therefore, the aim of this research was to develop a theory...

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Doorn, N. (author)

The focus of the present study is on the allocation of responsibilities for addressing environmental risks in transboundary water governance. Effective environmental management in transboundary situations requires coordinated and cooperative action among diverse individuals and organizations. Currently, little insight exists on how to foster...

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de Vries, Marc (author), van Loenen, B. (author)
In de afgelopen twintig jaar is geo-informatie veranderd van een ‘plekje in de Bosatlas’ tot een culminatiepunt van data. Onder andere data die, zeker in onderling verband, in toenemende mate herleidbaar zijn tot een persoon.
Anders gezegd: geo-informatie kan zo maar een persoonsgegeven zijn of worden. Daarmee is de adoptie, eind december...
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Gana, J.A. (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
The adoption of energy efficient electrical appliances by households has a great potential to reduce electricity consumption in Nigeria. A well-formulated and implemented policy (mix) to spur adoption is said to be required to drive this process. This article presents an assessment of policies that aim to spur adoption among households, and the...
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Niemann, Ludger (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
A growing number of city governments worldwide engage in sustainability reporting, voluntarily and responding to legal pressures. Diverse practices emerged based on unique choices concerning formats, periodicity, authorship and dissemination efforts. Such design questions and associated outcomes are highly relevant for practitioners yet...
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Priemus, H. (author), Haffner, M.E.A. (author)
In 2006, responsibility for implementing the Dutch housing allowance system was transferred from the Ministry of Housing to the Tax Authority. It has since been renamed, and is now known as the ‘rent rebate system’. A number of dilemmas have become evident since the 2006 changes. Attention has shifted to how to implement the system effectively:...
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Warbroek, W.D.B. (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Recent scholarly attention shows increasing involvement of local low-carbon energy initiatives (LLCEIs) in governance and policy, in particular in relation to innovations regarding low-carbon energy and energy efficiency. The future perspective of active citizenship in the production of locally generated low-carbon energy is largely dependent on...
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Klievink, A.J. (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author), van Eeten, M.J.G. (author)
The speed and disruptive character of digital innovations affect social structures and practices faster than institutions can keep up with them. This results in an ‘institutional void’, i.e. a gap between the rules and institutions and their ability and the effectiveness of their measures. It also affects the institutional stability that is the...
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Purwanto, A. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author)
Governments around the world are following the global open government movement by initiating Open Government Data (OGD) programs. They are motivated by the claim that it will generate economic and social value. However, the success of an OGD initiative will only be realized when OGD is used and when the use results in the creation of public...
conference paper 2017
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Lu, H. (author), de Jong, W.M. (author), Chen, Y. (author)
In the urban development policy in China, city brands play an important role in setting targets for Chinese cities. These economic city brands, however, are not produced in an institutional vacuum: they are embedded in the visions national, provincial and municipal governments have for these cities, i.e., on multi-level governance. In this paper...
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Klievink, A.J. (author), Neuroni, Alessia (author), Fraefel, Marianne (author), Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, AMG (author)
In recent years, many countries have started to draft strategies and policies related to the data economy. To support new data- driven activities and innovations, the development of a national data infrastructure (NDI) is seen as key. The concept of NDI has entered governmental strategic discussions on data as an asset, the role of data...
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Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Matheus, R. (author), Longo, Justin (author), Weerakkody, Vishanth (author)

Purpose: Many governments are working toward a vision of government-wide transformation that strives to achieve an open, transparent and accountable government while providing responsive services. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the concept of transparency-by-design to advance open government. Design/methodology/approach: The opening...

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Azizi, Ali (author), Ghorbani, A. (author), Malekmohammadi, Bahram (author), Jafari, Hamid Reza (author)

Although mismanagement of groundwater resources has resulted in their destruction over centuries, climate change is speeding up this process more than ever. On the one hand, urgent action by government bodies is needed to address the challenge. On the other hand, a vast body of literature proves that bottom-up collective action, although...

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