Hvor effektive og demokratiske er styringsnetværk? På jagt efter relevante evalueringskriterier og metastyringsteknikker

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The increasingly consolidated governance research has shown that governance
networks play an important role in public governance processes and that networks
between public and private actors are today regarded as an effective and legitimate
management tool. However there is considerable uncertainty among governance
scholars about the implictions of governance networks for the effecitiveness and
democratic quality of public governance proceses. This uncertainty is related to
uncertainties about how to measure and evaluate their effects. The article provides
some criteria for empirical analysis of specific governance networks’ effectiveness and
democratic quality. These criteria can be used to detect variations in the effects of
different types of governance networks as well as they provide information about
specific networks’ behaviour that can form the basis for the organisation of focused
effeciency and democracy promoting metagovernance strategies.
Original languageDanish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Administration
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)3-23
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Network
  • Metagovernance
  • Network governance
  • efficiency
  • democracy

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