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Political boundary spanning: politicians at the interface between collaborative governance and representative democracy

Sorensen, Eva; Hendriks, Carolyn; Hertting, Nils; Edelenbos, Jurian


Research finds that productive interfaces between collaborative and bureaucratic forms of governance hinges on the extent to which public managers act as competent boundary spanners who process information, accommodate communication and align and coordinate behavior, and it seems likely that politicians have an equally important role to play in aligning processes and arenas of collaborative governance with representative democracy. The empirical forms that political boundary making takes are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy & Society: journal of public, foreign and global policy
DOI: 10.1080/14494035.2020.1743526
Access Rights: Open Access


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