This book intends to theoretically conceptualize and empirically investigate upcoming and established practices of community-based initiatives in various countries in which both citizens and governments join efforts and capacities to solve wicked issues. It aims to include and compare cases from various countries, departing from the notion that community-based initiatives take place in an institutional context of governmental structures, rules, procedures, regulations, and routines. This leads to government involvement in these initiatives and sharing the public space. Furthermore, the editors take into account what kind of leadership roles, knowledge, and resources are present and how they evolve in this collaborative or coordinative effort, which in turn can enhance the capacities of community-based initiatives. This book joins excellent researchers from renowned universities all over the world, aiming for a balance between upcoming scholars and renowned scholars in the field of community-based initiatives and governance capacity. Contributors were carefully selected on the basis of their experience in the field of community-based initiatives, citizens’ engagement and governance capacity approaches. Aimed at researchers and academics, this volume will be of interest to those in the fields of business, economics, public administration, political science, social enterprise, sociology and third sector studies.
Table of Contents
- Positioning and Conceptualising Community-Based Initiatives in Waves of Civic Engagement
- Community-Based Initiatives and Their Contribution to Governance Capacity
- Citizen Innovation in Place Governance
- Out of the Governance Capacity Comfort Zone: Noncompliant Community-Based Initiatives in Israel
- Philanthropic Foundations in Community Benefit Agreements: Vital Partners or Third Wheels?
- From Protesters to Professionals: Governance Approaches and Capacities in the Antwerp Ring Road Struggles
- The Relationship Between Government and Community-Based Initiatives: Experiences from Sharing Economy Initiatives in China
- Challenges and Efforts Towards Local Governance Capacity Development in the Era of Austerity in Japan
- Community-Based Initiatives in the Rust Belt: Collaborative Land Use Governance in a Shrinking City
- Community Renewable Energy and Collaborative Governance: Social Entrepreneurialism at the Local Level in Australia
- Tying the Community and Administration for Success? Unravelling the Role of Governance Capacity in the Performance of Community-Based Initiatives
- Cross-Case Findings and Conclusions: CBI Motivations and Mechanisms Enhancing Governance Capacity
Jurian Edelenbos, Astrid Molenveld, Ingmar van Meerkerk, Patsy Healey and Anat Gofen
Astrid Molenveld, Jitske van Popering-Verkerk, Arwin van Buuren and Mike Duijn
Susan D. Phillips and Robyn Hoogendam
Suzanne Van Brussel and Beitske Boonstra
Mattijs van Maasakkers and Nancy Bowen-Ellzey
Malika Igalla and José Nederhand
Ingmar van Meerkerk, Jurian Edelenbos and Astrid Molenveld
Jurian Edelenbos is Professor of Interactive Governance, Department of Public Administration & Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Astrid Molenveld is Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration & Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Ingmar van Meerkerk is Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration & Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.