Evaluating the democratic accountability of governance networks: Analysing two Nordic Megaprojects

Nils Aarsæther, Hilde Bjørnå, Trine Fotel, Eva Sørensen

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Resumé

There is currently a need to analyse and measure the democratic accountability of governance networks. This kind of analysis and measurement calls for the development of an interactive conceptualisation of democratic accountability that makes it possible to measure the level of democratic accountability of concrete governance networks with reference to the extent to which they interact with (1) relevant politicians appointed through the institutions of representative democracy, (2) the relevant and affected stakeholders, and (3) the wider citizenry. A case study of two governance networks involved in two Nordic megaprojects illustrates how this measurement device can be brought into use and what the insights are that can be gained from it.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftLocal Government Studies
Vol/bind35
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)577 - 594
ISSN0300-3930
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2009

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Aarsæther, Nils ; Bjørnå, Hilde ; Fotel, Trine ; Sørensen, Eva. / Evaluating the democratic accountability of governance networks: Analysing two Nordic Megaprojects. I: Local Government Studies. 2009 ; Bind 35, Nr. 5. s. 577 - 594.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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