Shedding light on hybrid city-region governance: Effectiveness and legitimacy in four metropolitan areas

Linze Schaap, Carlo Colombo, M.J. Damen, Niels Karsten

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Abstract

This chapter contains an analysis of the effectiveness and legitimacy
of modes of governance in four European city regions that show clear
characteristics of hybrid governance in the sense that they combine
both private and public features. This approach is used by the cities
of Berlin, Eindhoven, Copenhagen-Malmö and Zürich to enhance
the problem-solving ability of their regional governance and to apply
new smart governance arrangements in a complex and multilayered
environment. Each of the four cities has its own way of searching for
effective links with public, private and social partners, but the issue
of legitimacy remains underexposed. Risks with regard to effectiveness
and legitimacy are inherent in hybrid forms of governance,
but they may equally offer new opportunities for good governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart hybridity
Subtitle of host publicationPotentials and challenges of new governance arrangements
EditorsJoop Koppenjan, Philip Marcel Karré, Katrien Termeer
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherEleven
Chapter5
Pages71-83
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6274-972-6
ISBN (Print)978-94-6236-893-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Schaap, L., Colombo, C., Damen, M. J., & Karsten, N. (2019). Shedding light on hybrid city-region governance: Effectiveness and legitimacy in four metropolitan areas. In J. Koppenjan, P. M. Karré, & K. Termeer (Eds.), Smart hybridity: Potentials and challenges of new governance arrangements (pp. 71-83). The Hague: Eleven.