Martijn Duineveld

Martijn Duineveld
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Cultural Geography

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Introduction
Martijn Duineveld is Associate professor at the Cultural Geography Group Wageningen University. His research programme is named Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning and Design. He is co-founder and active contributor to the emerging body of literature on Evolutionary Governance Theory. His research is focused on three themes: 1. Democratic innovation in Urban Governance. 2. Conflicts and Power in Urban Governance. 3. Materiality and object formation in Urban Governance.

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Many of contemporary issues, like urban development, climate change, biodiversity conservation, or food security, demand for interdisciplinary approaches that bring together scientist with different ideas about reality and the nature of knowledge. Whereas some focus on the material reality of our world, other focus on the social structures through...
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This paper reflect on planning theory and practice in response to a claim by Alexander that both planning and planning theory seem to lose their unity and validity. This claim is uncovered as a modernist response to an ever changing world in which different understanding of planning come and go.
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In this paper we analyse the role and reception of poststructuralist perspectives on power in planning since the 1990s, and then ask whether a renewed encounter with the works of poststructuralist theorists Foucault, Deleuze, and Luhmann could add something to the points that were already made. We make a distinction between the power of planning (t...
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This book offers the reader a remarkable new perspective on the way markets, laws and societies evolve together. It can be of use to anyone interested in development, market and public sector reform, public administration, politics & law. Based on a wide variety of case studies on three continents and a variety of conceptual sources, the authors de...
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Based on a detailed reconstruction of the planning process of a controversial major building in the Dutch city of Groningen, we develop a theoretical and conceptual framework for studying object formation and stabilisation. We argue that the many forms of resistance against the object itself triggered a variety of counter-strategies of object forma...
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Sustainability transitions bring together many different disciplines focussing on the interrelations between the social and the material. The burgeoning field of transition studies is becoming more inter-disciplinary, less normative, less modernist in nature, and more open to both discursive and material dynamics. Social-ecological systems thinking...
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p>This paper presents a framework for analysing the different ways in which materiality impacts environmental policy and governance. It draws on notions from the wider literature on materiality and integrates relevant insights into a theory on policy and governance. Building on a key distinction between the material and the discursive dimensions of...
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We analyse the migration of academic and policy discourses that contributed to (de)legitimise the formation of planning policies in Argentina since the 1950s. We focus on the communicative/collaborative rationality discourses emanating from Anglo-American academic circles that played a role in the revival of the Argentine planning system between 20...
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Starting from an Actor-network Theory (ANT) inspired relational perspective on object formation and material agency, this article analyses the controversies about plans to pave the Ruhija road through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda). Based on interviews, ethnographic observations, and analysis of relevant documents, we examine the multip...
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This paper explores the concept of adaptive research design, in which topic, theoretical framing, method, and data are in principle open to adaptation during the research process. The main premise is that adaptations in one element of the research process can trigger changes in other elements. Both positive and negative reasons for adaptivity are d...
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We develop a perspective on steering in governance which understands steering as intended path creation. Inspired by evolutionary governance theory, critical management studies and social systems theory, we argue that steering is shaped and limited by co-evolutions, disallowing for any formulaic approach. In order to illuminate the space for steeri...
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Based on a detailed study of the return of national-level planning in Argentina as embodied by COFEPLAN, the national planning council, we develop a conceptual framework to analyse the possibilities and limits of steering in governance. We lean on the theoretical apparatus of evolutionary governance theory and use the concepts of goal dependency, i...
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In this paper we study the co-evolution of multiple long-term perspectives and their role in the formation of strategy in spatial governance. We conducted a case study of the development of the Brabant Environmental Strategy (BES) in the Netherlands. We observed that in the emergence of the BES four long-term perspectives were articulated and we an...
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In this paper, we explore the consequences of a flat ontology for planning theory and practice through the lens of Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT). We present a perspective in which the ontological hierarchies assumed in planning and beyond are left behind, but also one that allows for understanding how hierarchies and binaries can emerge from...
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his paper studies the productive role of innovation in organisations. Using the post-structuralist insight that innovation is an open concept that can become performative, we shift the emphasis from analysing innovations themselves to analysing how the concept of innovation affects the organisational practices through which it acquires meaning. Dep...
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Indigenous peoples such as the Batwa in Uganda are predominantly seen as marginalised groups, leaving little room for foregrounding their power, influence and involvement in tourism and development. Inspired by Foucauldian discourse theory and Actor-Network Theory [ANT], we use the concept of relational agency to analyse how the Batwa contribute to...
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Quarantine measures and the crises triggering them are never neutral in the sense that a return to the past is impossible. These measures are also a signal of other things like systemic risks and weaknesses. A period of quarantine is also a thing in and by itself. What happens after quarantine is thus shaped both by the state of the social-ecologic...
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This paper presents a novel framework for analyzing the formation and effects of strategies in environmental governance. To that purpose, it combines elements of management studies, strategy as practice thinking, social systems theory and evolutionary governance theory. It starts from the notion that govern-ance and its constitutive elements are co...
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Purpose In the field of critical heritage studies, it has often been argued that a more inclusive and participatory heritage management approach neutralises differences and can contribute to a more contemporary, plural, democratic and inclusive notion of heritage. Yet, the needs and aspirations of those assumed being excluded from heritage making a...
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In our chapter, we reflect on the possibilities of purposeful community development in a non-linear understanding of society. We highlight the importance of strategy in a world where few planning rules and certainties seem to survive. This first of all requires a rethinking of what strategy is. In order to delineate possible strategies for communit...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential, both analytically and practically, of understanding research methods as bridging devices. Methods can bridge theory and empirics, but it is argued that they can perform several bridging functions: between theory and praxis, between analysis and strategy and between past and future....
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In this paper we explore creative reuse as a critical and imaginative mode of urban practice. By engaging with the case of De Ceuvel, an experimental community located in Amsterdam Noord, we submit three main affordances of creative reuse. Reuse value is accordingly discussed in relation to (a) abandonment, (b) the co-constitutive character of expe...
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Too hot to handle: conflicts as performative communication systems, a Luhmannian perspective In this article we argue that conflicts evolve as self-referential and performative communications. Instead of the conventional actor centric approach, we propose a perspective in which we follow conflicts in themselves. Inspired by Niklas Luhmann’s social...
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《进化治理理论:导论》为读者提供了一种通向市场、制度和社会共同进化之路的引人注目的新观点,对市场和公共部门改革、发展、公共管理、政治和法律感兴趣的人都能从中受益。基于对三大洲范围广泛的案例研究和各种各样的概念来源,著者们发展出一种澄清标记治理进化依赖关系的本质和功能的理论。这反过来以一种全新方式描绘了对政策实验开放的空间。因此,它提供了一种关于自由主义和社会工程之间的中间地带的新的绘图。在理论上,这种方法利用了广泛的资源配置:制度和发展经济学、系统理论、后结构主义、行动者网络理论、话语理论、计划理论和法律研究。
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Contributing to the debate on the multidimensional nature of resource-based conflicts in political ecology, and building upon Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems Theory, we have studied the persistent and shifting nature of conflicts as well as their dependencies on other conflicts in and around Loisaba conservancy. This private conservancy is situated...
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Bent Flyvbjerg came in with a bang with the English language publication of his book Rationality and Power. He shook up several disciplines interested in cities, urban governance and planning. Many of these disciplines were still rooted in the modernist ideology of steering and control; ideas Flyvbjerg argued against. Flyvbjerg is a critical schola...
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In a changing and often unpredictable globalized world, planning theory is core to understanding how planning and its practices both function and evolve. As illustrated in The Routledge Hand-book of Planning Theory, planning and its many roles have changed profoundly over the recent decades; so have the theories, both critical and explanatory, abou...
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In this paper, we present a conceptual framework extending Foucaultian insights on the relations between power and knowledge to link up with current insights into studies of natural resource management (NRM) and more broadly environmental studies. We classify discourses in NRM according to understandings of social–ecological systems and argue that...
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This is the introduction to a special issue on power/knowledge in natural resource management. It draws the attention to ongoing concerns about the management of natural resources (NRM): their exploration, extraction, processing, and commodification is still happening in ways that are perceived to be socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable....
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Contemporary society is discussing many different forms of governance, global governance, self-governance, corporate governance. Many of these debates stem from disappointments with exist-ing ways to govern society or particular domain within that society. A key issue that always pops up in these debates is the topic of good governance. It revolves...
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In this contribution we explore the pathways of the Dutch planning system and its potential to adapt to a continuously changing society. It presents a possible answer to the question that frames this book: ‘How can researchers and practitioners incorporate new insights about complexity and non-linearity into their work and develop new strategies an...
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Examples abound of highly politicized instances of risk controversies, such as the climate debate, counterterrorism, and the commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Numerous reasons, such as divergent perspectives, ways of communication, and interests, explain why involved actors often find themselves locked in a controversy. Fo...
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This chapter investigates the potential contribution of design perspectives to the functioning of a planning system, as the network of organizations that embodies the coordinated organization of space in a given community. It presents an evolutionary approach and draws upon a review of planning and design literature to reconstruct the historical de...
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In this article we investigate the value of and use Machialli's work for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). We made a selection of five topics derived from literature on NRM and CBNRM: 1. Law and Policy, 2. Justice, 3. Participation, 4. Transparency and Management and 5. Leadership and Management. We use Machiavelli's work to anal...
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In this chapter we develop a theoretical framework, deriving from the social systems theory of Niklas Luhmann and Evolutionary Governance Theory, to grasp the paradoxes of current notions of innovation in governance, and to outline an alternative approach. A renewed reflection on innovation we deem essential for an understanding of the potential fo...
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Evolutionary Governance Theory is a novel perspective on the way societies, markets and governance evolve. It integrates concepts and insights from various theoretical sources into a new coherent framework. This book aims to explore how this framework can be further developed and how it can be applied to a range of governance issues. This chapter p...
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This chapter briefly outlines the theoretical framework of Evolutionary Governance Theory. It presents its architecture as well as the most important concepts and their relations. We emphasize the concepts of contingency and co-evolution, which serve as the base of an analysis of co-evolving configurations: actor/institutions, formal/informal, and...
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In this chapter we argue that the conceptualization of power in a theoretical framework that is based on the idea of contingency, can help to refine the analysis of power in governance. Power can be conceptualized as the potentiality emerging in relations between individuals and structure and it can be understood as a driver for social evolution. T...
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Een deel van de Nederlandse landschappen is ontworpen door landschapsarchitecten. Landschapsvorming is echter niet de enige functie van het ontwerp, betogen we in dit artikel. In een participatief ontwerppro-ces voor het Europaplein in Renkum bestudeerden we de verschillende functies van ontwerpen. Ondanks het feit dat die kunnen conflicteren, blij...
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Dit essay verkent het opkomende discours over gezondheid en ruimte. We beargumenteren dat het denken over ruimte en gezondheid de neiging heeft de gezondheid te verabsoluteren, de complexiteit van de relaties tussen ruimte en gezondheid te reduceren en daardoor de noodzakelijke geachte interventies (planning, ontwerp) te depolitiseren. Willen we de...
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This book presents empirical studies and theoretical reflections on Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT), its most important concepts and their interrelations. As a novel theory of governance, EGT understands governance as radically evolutionary, which implies that all elements of governance are subject to evolution, that these elements co-evolve a...
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This epilogue briefly reflects on the novel ideas and insights put forward in the previous chapters. It will re-articulate how these can be used for the further development of EGT. In line the methodological consequences of an evolutionary theory of governance will be explored. Furthermore it will address the relation between descriptive and prescr...
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Burgerinitiatieven op het terrein van natuur- en landschapsbeheer, traditioneel het domein van overheden, nemen in aantal toe. Wat betekent dat voor de rol van kennis en van kennisproducenten op deze terreinen? Daar is nog maar weinig empirisch onderzoek naar gedaan. Maar ervaring met onderzoek voor en met burgerinitiatieven is er wel degelijk, nam...
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Een deel van de Nederlandse landschappen is ontworpen door landschapsarchitecten. Landschapsvorming is echter niet de enige functie van het ontwerp, betogen we in dit artikel. In een participatief ontwerpproces voor het Europaplein in Renkum bestudeerden we de verschillende functies van ontwerpen. Ondanks het feit dat die kunnen conflicteren, blijk...
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De maatschappelijke impact van landschapsarchitectuur en planning, als toegepaste wetenschap-pen, is onmiskenbaar een feit, maar wat valt er te zeggen over de wetenschappelijke impact van de disciplines? Elke dag worstelen studenten en onderzoekers met deze vraag. De vraag is nog relevan-ter geworden nu de druk binnen universiteiten om wetenschappe...
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19 July 2009. A barn burns down in a small Dutch town. Afterwards, this invisible and insignificant ‘barn’ became widely known as ‘Barrack 57’. The destruction triggered attention and led to the barn’s association with a Nazi Second World War transit camp and with Anne Frank. Its material destruction made this barn/barrack both present and absent i...
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In this chapter we bring together a series of the concepts presented earlier in a brief synthesis of EGT. Actor/institution and power/knowledge configurations are presented as the fundamental concepts shaping the development of governance paths.
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In this chapter we briefly outline a number of domains of application for EGT, some preliminary insights in each domain, and methodological considerations. We conclude with a reflection on the value of EGT in mapping out the middle ground between libertarian and socialist ideologies.
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In this chapter we outline the main theoretical sources of EGT-social systems theory, new institutional economics, development economics, and post-structuralism in different versions.
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Based on three case studies on citizens' initiatives in their local governance contexts, we analyse the process of subjectification as a performative effect of the dialectical relationship between governmental organizations and citizens' initiatives. We argue that discourses produced by governmental organizations on what it entails to be an active...
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De ruimtelijke ordening in Nederland wordt vaak voorgesteld als een succes. Kritiek erop heeft lange tijd weinig aandacht en ruimte gekregen omdat wetenschappers de ruimtelijke ordening dienden en legitimeerden. De crisis dwingt de rol van wetenschap in de Nederlandse ruimtelijke ordening te herzien.
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In this paper we show that the apparently successful implementation of the European Malta Convention (1992) in the Netherlands resulted in a relatively closed archaeological policy system, which separates ordinary people from experts. As a result, citizens were increasingly excluded from the archaeological process. The process of closure and exclus...
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In this chapter we elaborate on the situation after evolution and present a framework to analyse a world in which many governance paths have produced a wide variety of governance arrangements. Understanding the functioning of governance arrangements requires reconstruction of paths. Such reconstruction can be aided by a categorization of the result...
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Sinds de intrede van het kabinet Rutte-Verhagen is de politieke aandacht voor natuur en landschap verminderd, maar de aandacht voor actief burgerschap toegenomen. Dit boek beschrijft een zoektocht naar inzicht in de kracht en betekenis van burgerinitiatieven die meer verantwoordelijkheid nemen voor een groene leefomgeving. De basis van het onderzoe...
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In this chapter we present some foundational concepts of EGT. We elaborate on functional and organisational differentiation and on formal, informal and dead institutions. The way these two sets of concepts are combined, forms the basis of our perspective on governance paths.
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De ruimtelijke ordening staat in dienst van politiek-maatschappelijke problemen. Schijnbaar objectieve vraagstukken, zoals hitte-eilanden, gaan daaraan voorbij.
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In this article, we present a perspective on the interaction between formal and informal institutions in spatial planning in which they transform each other continuously, in processes that can be described and analyzed as ongoing reinterpretations. The effects of configurations and dialectics are often ambiguous, only partially observable, differen...
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This is a special edition of a Wageningen University Working Papers in Evolutionary Governance Theory (EGT). EGT offers a new perspective on the way markets, institutions and societies evolve together. It can be of use to anyone interested in market and public sec-tor reform, development, public administration, politics and law. Theoretically, the...
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We investigate the impact of performances of failure in nature conservation by means of a detailed reconstruction of the implementation of European Union conservation directives in the Netherlands. We distinguish performance and performativity, whereby the latter is the reality- effect of discourses affecting policy, and partly the result of delibe...
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We develop an evolutionary perspective on spatial planning to investigate the potential contributions of design approaches to the coordination of spatial organization. After a re-articulation of the concepts of planning and design in this perspective, we distinguish six essential features of the planning/design dialectics in a community. These aspe...
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We present an analytical framework for analyzing the functions of failure and success ascriptions in public administration. The framework incorporates concepts and insights from Michel Foucault, Mieke Bal, and other discourse theorists, enriched with notions derived from Niklas Luhmann's theory of social systems. The Dutch system of spatial plannin...
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Science shop research projects offer possibilities for universities to engage with communities. Many science shop projects directly or indirectly intend to empower certain marginalised groups or interests within a decision-making process. In this article we argue that it is important to reflect on the role and position the researchers have in these...
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In this paper, we investigate the influence of speedy reform in a transitional country on the reinvention of spatial planning. For the country of Georgia, we briefly outline the evolution of the planning system since communism, and then analyse through two case studies how the specific transitional pathway of Georgia manifests itself in the reorgan...
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This paper revisits the potential contribution of semiotic analysis to heritage design. A case study analyzes lay interpretations of a number of urban landscape designs, displaying different ways to refer to the invisible (archaeological) past. A total of 12 draft designs were produced referring to the past of three sites on the fringe of the Dutch...
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Dit deel 2 richt zich op de woordenstrijd tussen de voor- en tegenstanders van industrialisatie in de dierhouderij. De uitgave maakt inzichtelijk hoe macht en machtsrelaties zich manifesteren in het gesproken en geschreven woord. Het beschrijft diverse machtsmechanismen en -technieken met voorbeelden, zoals imagostrijd, het scheppen van onduidelijk...