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Zin en onzin in het “stikstofdebat”

In het radiopgromma Met het Oog op Morgen worden de Kamerleden William Moorlag (PvdA), Arne Weverling (VVD) en Laura Bromet (GroenLinks) geïnterviewd over de gevolgen van het vernietigen van het Programma Aanpak Stikstof (PAS) door de Raad van State en de richting die het beleid nu zou moeten nemen. Het interview geeft een mooi inkijkje […]

Call for papers: Institutional innovatio...

Trust in governance is key to the functioning and adaptation of governance systems. In many places waning levels of trust in governance have become an important driver for institutional innovation. The perceived lack of trust in governments and their institutions has triggered governments and civil society organizations to explore new forms of governance and various […]

The risky business of planning reform

In many countries throughout the EU recent planning reforms have reduced the possibilities for comprehensive and long-term planning. This paper explores the factors that explain why one of these countries, Poland, lost many of its tools for coordinating the policies and practices affecting spatial organization at the local level. The study, based on the discourses […]

Entrepreneurship in climate governance

This editorial sets the scene for a special issue on climate governance entrepreneurship at the local and regional levels. To make climate governance work, much policy activity is needed at the local and regional levels. Entrepreneurs are actors who aim to affect change by using their agency. They target policy decisions at the local and […]

Citizens increasingly want to become active participants in urban planning and governments increasingly put in effort to ensure inclusive planning processes. This paper analyzes the institutional work that underlies the attempt to institutionalize a more active role of citizens in urban planning. It draws on a case in which a group of citizens aims to […]

Handbook of Planning Theory

Handbook of Planning Theory

Spatial planning is increasingly gaining renewed attention as an invaluable tool for addressing all kinds of socio-environmental issues. However what planning is and could be in contemporary society often differs from those forms of planning that classic readings on planning elaborate on. The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory therefore presents a timely and very welcome […]

Solutions for global marine litter pollu...

Solutions for global marine litter pollution

Since the 1950s the amount of plastics in the marine environment has increased dramatically. Worldwide there is a growing concern about the risks and possible adverse effects of (micro)plastics. This paper reflects on the sources and effects of marine litter and the effects of policies and other actions taken worldwide. Current knowledge offers a solid […]

Power/Knowledge in Natural Resource Mana...

Power/Knowledge in Natural Resource Management

This special issue of Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning draws the attention to ongoing concerns about the management of natural resources (NRM): their exploration, extraction, processing, and commodification is still happening in ways that are perceived to be socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. The special issue seeks to highlight how the Foucaultian notion of power/knowledge remains […]

Power/knowledge and natural resource man...

Power/knowledge and natural resource management

In this paper, we present a conceptual framework extending Foucaultian insights on the relations between power and knowledge to link up with current insights into studies of natural resource management (NRM) and more broadly environmental studies. We classify discourses in NRM according to understandings of social–ecological systems and argue that grasping those larger contexts can push […]