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Teele Pehk

NETWORK GOVERNANCE IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN FINLAND

Teele Pehk
Department of Regional Studies, University of Tampere

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     Presentation date: 06/12/2007 10:00 AM in ISCTE-II C103
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Abstract
The presentation aims at analyzing the new forms of Network Governance in urban development in the Finnish context. By studying different networks one can better understand the shift of urban development policy towards a more complex and participation-oriented model. Network Governance is seen as a form of governing social life; the paper focuses on governance in and through networks of interdependent, but operationally autonomous actors that are involved in the production of public policy. Governance networks often help coordinating policy decisions, and they may to some degree be self-regulating. However, there will mostly be some possibilities for steering or controlling the networks (e.g. by governments), which is understood as meta-governance.

My presentation focuses on the different forms of Democratic Network Governance at the urban level in Finland. The presentation is addressing following research questions: What kinds of forms are emerging in urban development in Finland? How do these networks contribute to the urban development? Whose interests are they furthering? How are the networks coordinated and managed? How is the participation of different stakeholders in the networks organized?

The study is a part of the research project Democratic Network Governance conducted by the Nordic Research Network. The research project aims at developing standards for measuring democratic problems and potentials of network governance in Nordic countries. In the seminar paper the results of the inventory of Finnish network governance practices at the urban level will be presented. The co-authors of the Finnish report are prof. Arto Haveri, Inga Nyholm, Pekka Kettunen and Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko.

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