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"Muddling through" in a polder country
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Reinout Kleinhans 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2018 Fascicolo: 87  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  7 P. 78-84 Dimensione file:  1312 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2018-087013
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Across Europe, entrepreneurial forms of community action are widely promoted. Dutch citizens are setting up community enterprises (ces) to provide services for residents in deprived neighbourhoods. Their efforts to collaborate with governments and other actors can be qualified as forms of co-production to continue smallscale forms of neighbourhood regeneration. Through reviewing empirical research, the article aims to identify contemporary challenges of co-production between ces and other actors in the context of a ‘polder country’. It reveals contradictory institutional responses to ces which often encompass forms of counter-production. ces’ practices of skilful problem-solving in this context are reminiscent of the science of ‘muddling through’, coined by Charles Lindblom in 1959.

In Europa, le forme imprenditoriali a base comunitaria stanno diventando un tema sempre più rilevante nel dibattito sull’innovazione delle politiche. Nel contributo verrà preso in esame il dibattito olandese, osservando inziative di imprese di comunità volte a fornire servizi in aree urbane svantaggiate, con una serie di benefici a scala locale. Saranno esaminate le collaborazioni con i governi locali nella co-produzione e nell’innesco di processi di rigenerazione urbana. L’articolo intende identificare le sfide della co-produzione tra imprese di comunità e altri attori nel ‘paese dei polder’. Le imprese di comunità sembrano incarnare un problem solving incrementale molto simile alla teoria del planning ‘muddling through’, termine coniato da Lindblom nel 1959.
Keywords: Imprese di comunità; rigenerazione a scala di quartiere; co-produzione

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Reinout Kleinhans, in "TERRITORIO" 87/2018, pp. 78-84, DOI:10.3280/TR2018-087013


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