Journal Articles


Douglas, S., ’t Hart, P. & van Erp, J. Identifying and interpreting governance successes: An assessment tool for classroom use. Teaching Public Administration,

Luetjens, J. Reforms That Stick: The Politics of Preservation, PhD Thesis, Utrecht University

Fahy, L. Regulator Reputation and the Successful Governance of Innovation: Lessons from Financial Technology Supervision. PhD Thesis, Utrecht University

Lindquist, E., Howlett, M., Skogstad, G., Teller, G. and 't Hart, P. (Eds). Policy Success in Canada: Cases, Lessons, Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

De la Porte, C. Eydal, G.B., Kauko, J., Nohrstedt, D., Tranøy, B.S. and 't Hart, P. (Eds.). Policy Successes in the Nordic Countries: Cases, Lessons, Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 



Pot, W., Scherpenisse, J., 't Hart, P., van der Knaap, P. (Eds). ‘Buy now, pay later?’ Naar een tijdsensitief bestuur voor acute én sluipende crises. Special issue of Bestuurskunde (Dutch journal of public administration), including the eponymous (and open access) opening editorial article: 

Boin, A., McConnell, A., and 't Hart, P. Governing the Pandemic. London: Palgrave. 

Douglas, S.C. Getting a grip on the performance of collaborations: Examining collaborative performance regimes and collaborative performance summits, Public Administration Review 81, 5, 2021, pp. 851-861.

Cristofoli, D. Douglas, S., Torfing, J. & Trivellato, B. Having it all: can collaborative governance be both legitimate and accountable?, Public Management Review, 24:5, 704-728,…;

Compton, M., Douglas S., Fahy L., Luetjens J., 't Hart P. & van Erp, J. (2021). Walk on the bright side—what might we learn about public governance by studying its achievements? Public Money and Management. 42, 1,

Douglas, S. Debate: How to tell stories about government success, Public Money & Management, 42, 1, 4-5, DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2021.1966900  

Douglas, S., Schillemans, T., ‘t Hart P., Ansell, C., Andersen, L. B., Flinders, M., Head, B., Moynihan, D., Nabatchi, T., O’Flynn, J., Peters, B. G., Raadschelders, J., Sancino, A., Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J. (Forthcoming). Rising to Ostrom’s Challenge: An invitation to walk on the bright side of politics, governance and public service. Policy Design and Practice 

Douglas, S. and Schiffelers, M.J. Unpredictable cocktails or recurring recipes? Identifying the patterns that shape collaborative performance summits, Public Management Review, 23:11, 1705-1723, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2021.1879917 

Fahy, L., Douglas, S., & van Erp, J. Keeping up with cryptocurrencies. Technology and Regulation, 2021, 1-16.


Ansell, C., Doberstein, C., Henderson, H., Siddiki, S., & 't Hart, P. (2020). Understanding inclusion in collaborative governance: A mixed methods approach. Policy and Society, 1–22 (awarded Article of the Year Award by the editorial board of Policy and Society).

Binnema, H., Michels, A., 't Hart, P., & van der Torre, E. J. (2020). Democratic innovations in Dutch local government: Experimentation in search of strategy. The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 25(1), 1-21.

Boin, A., Brock, K., Craft, J., Halligan, J., ‘t Hart, P., Roy, J., Tellier, G., & Turnbull, L. (2020). Beyond COVID‐19: Five commentaries on expert knowledge, executive action, and accountability in governance and public administration. Canadian Public Administration, capa.12386.

Douglas, S., & Ansell, C. (2020). Getting a grip on the performance of collaborations: Examining collaborative performance regimes and collaborative performance summits. Public Administration Review, puar.13341.

Douglas, S., Ansell, C., Parker, C. F., Sørensen, E., ‘t Hart, P., & Torfing, J. (2020). Understanding collaboration: Introducing the collaborative governance case databank. Policy and Society, 1–15.

Douglas, S., Berthod, O., Groenleer, M., & Nederhand, J. (2020). Pathways to collaborative performance: Examining the different combinations of conditions under which collaborations are successful. Policy and Society, 1–21.

Douglas, S., Hood, C., Overmans, T., & Scheepers, F. (2019). Gaming the system: Building an online management game to spread and gather insights into the dynamics of performance management systems. Public Management Review, 21(10), 1560–1576.

Douglas, S. & Overmans, T. (2020). Public value budgeting: propositions for the future of budgeting. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 32(4), 623-637.

Douglas, S., Steen, T., & van der Wal, Z. (2019). Positieve bestuurskunde: Naar een robuust positief perspectief op de overheid. Bestuurskunde, 29(3), 3–10.

Noordegraaf, M., Douglas, S., Geuijen, K., & Van Der Steen, M. (2019). Weaknesses of wickedness: A critical perspective on wickedness theory. Policy and Society, 38(2).


Compton, M. E., Luetjens, J., & 't Hart, P. (2019). Designing for Policy Success. International Review of Public Policy, 1(1: 2), 119-146.

Douglas, S. C., & 't Hart, P. (2019). Wanneer worden gemeenten gezien als waardevol?: Lokale publieke waardecreatie door de ogen van lokale actoren. Bestuurskunde, 2019(3), 23-31.

Kasdorp, A., & van Erp, J. (2019). Supervision practice in the face of emerging health risks: How market dynamics are forcing enforcement officials to stretch their mandate. Utrecht Law Review, 15(3), 163–177.

McConnell, A., & 't Hart, P. (2019). Inaction and public policy: understanding why policymakers ‘do nothing’. Policy Sciences, 52(4), 645-661.

van Erp, J. (2019). Toezicht en governance in de open samenleving. Bestuurskunde, 29(2), 30–38.


Beyens, S. & 't Hart, P. (2018). Leren van lerende organisaties. Platform Overheid.

Bokhorst, M., & van Erp, J. (2018). Transparantie van kwaliteitsoordelen: Van instrumenteel naar responsief toezicht. Tijdschrift voor Toezicht, 9(1), 4–15.

Compton, M. E. (2018). Less bang for your Buck? How social capital constrains the effectiveness of social welfare spending. State politics & policy quarterly, 18(3), 215-245.

Meijer, A., 't Hart, P., & Worthy, B. (2018). Assessing Government Transparency: An Interpretive Framework. Administration & Society, 50(4), 501–526.

Mintrom, M., & Luetjens, J. (2018). The investment approach to public service provision: The investment approach to public service provision. Australian Journal of Public Administration77(1), 136–144.

Nohrstedt, D., Bynander, F., Parker, C., & 't Hart, P. (2018). Managing crises collaboratively: Prospects and problems—a systematic literature review. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance1(4), 257–271.

Van Erp, J., Wallenburg, I., & Bal, R. (2018). Performance regulation in a networked healthcare system: From cosmetic to institutionalized compliance. Public Administration. 98(1), 46-61.

Verschuren, O., & Beyens, S. (2018). Aangescherpt bestuursgericht toezicht in de corporatiesector: Het wakend oog van de Autoriteit woningcorporaties onder de loep genomen. Bestuurskunde27(4), 42–53.


Alford, J., Douglas, S., Geuijen, K., & ‘t Hart, P. (2017). Ventures in public value management: Introduction to the symposium. Public Management Review, 19(5), 589–604.

Compton, M. E., & Meier, K. J. (2017). Bureaucracy to postbureaucracy: The consequences of political failures. In M. E. Compton & K. J. Meier, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. Oxford University Press.

de Jong, J., Douglas, S., Sicilia, M., Radnor, Z., Noordegraaf, M., & Debus, P. (2017). Instruments of value: Using the analytic tools of public value theory in teaching and practice. Public Management Review, 19(5), 605–620.

Hartley, J., Alford, J., Knies, E., & Douglas, S. (2017). Towards an empirical research agenda for public value theory. Public Management Review, 19(5), 670–685.

Mintrom, M., & Luetjens, J. (2017). Creating public value: Tightening connections between policy design and public management. Policy Studies Journal45(1), 170–190.

Mintrom, M., & Luetjens, J. (2017). Policy entrepreneurs and foreign policy decision making. In M. Mintrom & J. Luetjens, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press.

van de Noort, M., Douglas, S., & van der Torre, L. (2017). Belofte, pijn en medicijn: Het verantwoorden van publieke waardecreatie aan de lokale politiek en maatschappelijke partners. Bestuurswetenschappen71(2), 5–21.



This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No694266).