Governance Innovation and the Citizen: The Janus Face of Governance-beyond-the-State

  title={Governance Innovation and the Citizen: The Janus Face of Governance-beyond-the-State},
  author={Erik Swyngedouw},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={1991 - 2006}
  • E. Swyngedouw
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Political Science
  • Urban Studies
This paper focuses on the fifth dimension of social innovation-i.e. political governance. Although largely neglected in the mainstream 'innovation' literature, innovative governance arrangements are increasingly recognised as potentially significant terrains for fostering inclusive development processes. International organisations like the EU and the World Bank, as well as leading grass-roots movements, have pioneered new and more participatory governance arrangements as a pathway towards… 

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