Book Chapter

Hybrids: Smart, Dumb, Solution or Problem?

Janine O'Flynn

Smart Hybridity: Potentials and Challenges of New Governance Arrangements | Eleven International Publishing | Published : 2019

Abstract

In our current society, governments face complex societal issues that cannot be tackled through traditional governance arrangements. Therefore, governments increasingly come up with smart hybrid arrangements that transcend the boundaries of policy domains and jurisdictions, combine governance mechanisms (state, market, networks and self-governance), and foster new forms of collaboration. This book provides an overview of what smart hybridity entails and of its potentials and challenges. It includes empirical analyses of hybrid arrangements in five policy domains, and reflections upon these studies by internationally renowned governance scholars. They show that the smartness of the new hybrid..

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