Sibout Govert Nooteboom

Sibout Govert Nooteboom
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · Department of Public Administration

PhD

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January 2007 - present
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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  • Senior Researcher
September 2006 - present
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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  • Senior Researcher
August 1979 - July 1985
Leiden University
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  • Master's Student

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Publications (50)
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Dutch paper on integrated development planning in the Sourou area in central Mali. Focus on decentralisation and Strategic Environmental Assessment.
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A 10-year sustainable development plan for the Mali-part of the Sourou valley together with its SEA is now agreed and approved by the state. It will be the basis for the detailed water management plan under construction (delayed because of the insecurity), and further negotiations with the Burkina water management authorities. Synergy and alignment...
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On 3 May 2019, the UN secretary general António Guterres, tweeted: “No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we must all defend the rights of journalists, whose efforts help us build a better world for all.” How can we see to it that Guterres someday soon also will promote environmen...
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This article aims to evaluate PAANEEAC (Projet d’appui au développement des associations nationales pour l’évaluation environnementale en Afrique Centrale), the program to support the development of national associations (NAs) for environmental impact assessment (EIA) in Central Africa. PAANEEAC’s objective is to improve the governance of investmen...
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The climate change problem calls for a continuously responding society. This raises the question: Do our institutions allow and encourage society to continuously adapt to climate change? This paper uses the Adaptive Capacity Wheel (ACW) to assess the adaptive capacity of formal and informal institutions in four sectors in the Netherlands: spatial p...
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In complex governance systems, innovations may emerge, not controlled by a single leader, but enabled by many. We discuss how these leaders are embedded in networks and which strategies they use. The theoretical framework is based on Complexity Leadership Theory. We conducted participatory observation in two Dutch case studies: a regional agricultu...
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In complex governance systems, innovations may emerge, not controlled by a single leader, but enabled by many. We discuss how these leaders are embedded in networks and which strategies they use. The theoretical framework is based on Complexity Leadership Theory. We conducted participatory observation in two Dutch case studies: a regional agricultu...
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L'Équipe de projet sur l’EES du Comité d'aide au développement de l'OCDE s’est activement employée à faciliter le renforcement des capacités des individus et des organisations oeuvrant dans le domaine de la coopération pour le développement, afin de leur permettre d’utiliser l’EES. La présente annexe rend compte de certaines des activités menées pa...
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The OECD DAC SEA task team has paid significant attention to help build capacity of individuals and organisations involved in development co-operation to make use of SEAs. This annex reports on some of the activities that have been undertaken by those engaged in SEAs for development co-operation. It outlines the progress that has been made and desc...
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Sibout Nooteboom () Ytsen Deelstra () Leaders in modern societies are confronted with a paradox: simplicity in terms of goals and results are desired; they have to be achieved in a reality that is complex.. We elaborate on the question how three 'professionals in charge' ree ect on the impact of their leadership actions on interaction patterns and...
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Historisch gezien hebben instituties (formele en informele sociale regels en interactiepatronen) zich altijd ontwikkeld als reactie op sociale problemen, waaronder milieuproblemen. De laatste decennia worden gekenmerkt door toenemende economische ontwikkeling en globalisering, waardoor sociale problemen zich sneller ontwikkelen en onze kennis over...
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INLEIDING Het Directoraat-Generaal Water van het ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, kortweg DGW, bestaat inmiddels 3 jaar. Ontstaan uit onder meer de oude beleidsdirectie van Rijkswaterstaat, liggen de roots van DGW in de uitvoeringsplanning en beleidsvoorbereiding. Het huidige DGW laat zich echter beter omschrijven als bestuursdepartement, dat...
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Climate change potentially brings continuous and unpredictable changes in weather patterns. Consequently, it calls for institutions that promote the adaptive capacity of society and allow society to modify its institutions at a rate commensurate with the rate of environmental change. Institutions, traditionally conservative and reactive, will now h...
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In this article we answer the question how Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) may assist collaborative planning. We argue that successful collaborative planning generates specific demands on the production of policy-relevant knowledge, which SEA may help to meet. Important criteria for usable knowledge in governance processes are its interact...
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This report examines the adaptive capacity of the institutional framework of the Netherlands to cope with the impacts of climate change. Historically, institutions have evolved incrementally to deal with existing social problems. They provide norms and rules for collective action and create continuity rather than change. However, the nature of soci...
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To assess the effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) we distinguish between its contribution to the quality of the ultimate policy choice (usefulness, applicability), the procedural quality of the planning process (transparency, timeliness) and the quality of stakeholder participation in the planning process (openness, equity, di...
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We connect the idea of ‘levers for change’ with ‘governance capacity’ and propose ‘adaptive networks’ as an ideal type embedded in, and leveraging change in, governance systems. Discourses connect practices of citizens and companies with that governance system. Aware of interdependencies, individuals may act in the interest of the whole system and...
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Intuitively it is clear that institutions can both enhance and hamper the adaptive capacity of a society. But what characteristics make an institution more or less helpful for development and implementation of adaptation strategies? Based on the literature, we developed an analytical framework to assess the adaptive capacity of institutions. The Ad...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The objectives of this report are to summarize and critically discuss the analytical underpinnings of institution-centered Strategic Environmental Assessment (I-SEA), and to provide an analytical framework for evaluation of pilot I-SEAs conducted in a World Bank program in several developing countries. The analysis mainly focuses...
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This paper focuses on public leadership in processes of innovation towards sustainability. We review recent insights of complexity leadership theory and review their applicability to sustainable transitions. We build on the concepts of administrative, enabling and adaptive leadership as developed by Uhl-Bien et al (2008). Administrative leadership...
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Klimaat is al lang niet meer beperkt tot een kleine gemeenschap van wetenschappers en beleidsmakers. Het klimaatvraagstuk raakt ondertussen bijna alle aspecten van het openbaar bestuur. Elke bestuurslaag en bijna elk domein hebben ermee te maken. Tijd voor een kritische bestuurskundige beschouwing van het klimaatvraagstuk. De drie auteurs werken sa...
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Theory of adaptive networks is applied to the Dutch policy making process about sustainable transport. In the Netherlands the intended policy approach has been termed `transition management'. Political leaders and business leaders have looked for innovative solutions for wicked problems. They were prepared to develop trust by separating joint knowl...
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De projectgroep IC12 van Klimaat voor Ruimte onderzoekt de adaptiviteit van instituties in relatie tot klimaatverandering. Op basis van theorie is een adaptatiewiel voor de adaptiviteit van instituties ontworpen. We willen graag weten of deze herkend wordt door praktijkdenkers en bruikbaar wordt gevonden, waarbij we ons richten op de adaptiviteit v...
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Samenlevingen die geconfronteerd worden met veranderende omstan­ digheden hebben bestuurlijk vermo­ gen nodig. Vaak klinkt de roep om een sterke man. Bestuurlijk vermogen wordt dan gezocht in versterking van gezagsverhoudingen en leiderschap door enkelen. Zonder deze vorm van bestuurlijk vermogen te diskwalifice­ ren, is er wetenschappelijk geen be...
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The author assumes that effective Impact Assessment procedures should somehow contribute to sustainable development. There is no widely agreed framework for evaluating such effectiveness. The author suggests that complexity theories may offer criteria. The relevant question is ‘do Impact Assessment Procedures contribute to the “requisite variety” o...
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Experience with the EU Strategic Environmental Assessment directive is emerging. In the Netherlands it has been applied to large transport since 2005. In 2006, an evaluation of the organization of this process was done. Key lesson: infrastructure developers undertaking an environmental assessment should keep an eye on procedure, interactive process...
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In this book, I reconstruct how policy makers, working together in what I term adaptive networks, have enabled a breakthrough in thinking about sustainable mobility in certain policy circles. I define the conduct of leading actors in these adaptive networks as sustainable change management. Sustainable development is conceptualized as a complex...
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This article contributes to bridging the gap between theories on Impact Assessment and theories on (complex) decision making. Impact Assessment theories assume that causal impact analysis may provide information that contributes to better decision making in complex situations. These are situations where alternative courses of action have complex ra...
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Policy-related research in general, and impact assessments in particular, are too loosely connected to decision-making processes. The result is often sub-optimal or even undesirable, as one of two situations arises: (1) much research is done; however, those with the real power to make decisions do not make use of all of the resulting information, o...
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Policy-related research in general, and Impact Assessments in particular, are too loosely connected to decision-making processes. The result is often sub-optimal or even undesirable, as one of two situations arises: 1) much research is done; however, those with the real power to make decisions do not make use of all of the resulting information, or...
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Voorwoord. Dit rapport presenteert voorstellen tot een evaluatiearrangement voor de Vijfde Nota Ruimtelijke Ordening. Uitgangspunt is een arrangement te ontwikkelen dat voor alle betrokken actoren toegevoegde waarde heeft. Daarbij is enerzijds rekening gehouden met het karakter van de Vijfde Nota en het daarin vervatte sturingsmodel en anderzijds g...
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Application of environmental assessment at the level of policies, plans and programmes (PPPs) is generally referred to as strategic environmental assessment (SEA). SEA has many interactions with the environmental assessment of follow-up decisions, whether these are still at strategic level (SEA), or at project level (EIA). An analysis of cases in t...
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SAMENVATTENDE CONCLUSIE: Aan de RMNO is gevraagd om een advies uit te brengen aan het Ministerie van Verkeer & Waterstaat, dat ingaat op het bestuurlijk vermogen rond watervraagstukken als onderdeel van gebiedsontwikkeling. In welke mate zijn de betrokken actoren in staat oplossingen voor watervraagstukken te realiseren? Hoe kan dit vermogen vergr...
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Intro: Achterkamertjes zijn net zo belangrijk als voorkamertjes: we hebben meer van beide nodig. Aan de hand van beleidsontwikkelingen rond mobiliteit en energie heeft er sinds medio jaren negentig een sociaal leerproces plaatsgevonden waardoor de kloof tussen het publieke en private domein beter is overbrugd. Beleidsmakers hebben geleerd om beter...
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Transitions toward a desirable future require changes at the level of social networks that ‘manage’ or ‘govern’ societal systems. Learning is a crucial component of transitions, because transitions require change while it is not known yet how to realize that change. Intervention is another crucial component of transition which is essential in order...
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Inleiding Voor u ligt het eindrapport van een verkenning van vormen van watergovernance buiten Nederland. RWS Waterdienst is de opdrachtgever voor het onderzoek. Op verzoek van DG Water van het Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat gaf de Waterdienst de volgende doelstelling aan de onderzoekers mee: zoek naar inspirerende voorbeelden in het buitenla...
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