Responsive governance and forms of government

Responsive governance and forms of government

Responsive governance and forms of government is one of the research domains within the Resilient Rule of Law programme. In this research project, the effects of responsive governance on the functioning of the rule of law are examined. In different empirical case studies, we examine the workings of responsive forms of governance on a local and regional level, and try to trace the effects of these forms.

Are some forms of governance better equipped than others at addressing societal issues?  What are the potential effects of this responsiveness on the organization of government and on the rule of law?

Background

Responsiveness and adaptiveness are considered indispensable competences of modern day government. Also, governments seek  adequate solutions for societal issues in cooperation with public and private partners. These forms of responsive governance are deemed necessary to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of public services. Our knowledge of their effects on the democratic legitimization of and public support for government policy are however limited.  Through a multidisciplinary approach of these questions the project tries to ascertain the different effects of responsive governance, focussing mainly on the interaction of responsive governance with the rule of law.

Team

Project affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher

Resilient Rule of Law

Responsive governance and forms of government is one of the three research domains of Resilient Rule of Law. This is a subsidiary theme of Resilient Societies, a multidisciplinary research theme of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance