Geotema 47

Alessandro Mengozzi

Governare la complessità geografica. Quali modelli di governance in tempi di postdemocrazia?

Abstract: Governing geographical complexity. Which governance in postdemocracy times?

After a brief presentation of the condition of post-democracy, the concepts of geographical complexty and the territorialization process are arranged in a scheme of interpretation of modernity. In turn, it is used to design a general model of participatory governance that is applied to the analysis of four cases of institutionalized public participation: Swiss people initiative, French public debate, and the Italian regional laws on public participation of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Each case is put under the lens of the model adopted and some critical prospects are mentioned.

Keywords: Public Participation, Participatory Governance Models in Europe, Geographical Complexity, Istitutionalized
Public Participation.

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