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Regional complexity and the need for engaged governance

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  • James Karlsen

    (Agder Research, Noruega)

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The paper introduces the concepts regional complexity and engaged governance. Regional complexity is a situation where there is a conflict of interest between different regional actors. It is a situation where there is no clear answer of how this conflict can be solved. It is also a situation where no single actor has the authority to solve the conflict. Engaged governance is active participation between interdependent actors, and use of research based knowledge in order to solve a situation of regional complexity.

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  • James Karlsen, 2010. "Regional complexity and the need for engaged governance," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 74(02), pages 90-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2010209
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    Keywords

    governance; conflict; consensus; collaboration; action-research;

    JEL classification:

    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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