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The Role of Local and Regional Governance in Fostering the Circular Economy: The Multistakeholder Case of Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme, Finland

Beckers, Dominik LU (2019) SGEM08 20191
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This thesis research analyses the role of local and regional governance in fostering the circular economy, using Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme – both being regions in Finland – as study cases. The main inquiry is to understand the role along the seven causal factors that were identified as relevant for this study, which are captured by the notions of i) interpretation and congruence of the circular economy, ii) vertical integration, iii) scales of governance, iv) horizontal integration, v) measures and instruments to foster the circular economy, vi) spheres of authority, and vii) governance capacity. To shed light on these factors and answer the associated set of four sub-research questions that complement the main research question, in-depth... (More)
This thesis research analyses the role of local and regional governance in fostering the circular economy, using Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme – both being regions in Finland – as study cases. The main inquiry is to understand the role along the seven causal factors that were identified as relevant for this study, which are captured by the notions of i) interpretation and congruence of the circular economy, ii) vertical integration, iii) scales of governance, iv) horizontal integration, v) measures and instruments to foster the circular economy, vi) spheres of authority, and vii) governance capacity. To shed light on these factors and answer the associated set of four sub-research questions that complement the main research question, in-depth interviews as well as a document analysis across different governance levels (supranational: EU; national: Finland; local and regional: Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme) were conducted and engaged in. In essence, the role of local and regional governance can be distilled to the three major stances of i) strategizing, ii) catalysing and facilitating, as well as iv) operationalising. Yet, several interdependencies within the local and regional level as well as between all governance levels are imperative to be taken into account. (Less)
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author
Beckers, Dominik LU
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SGEM08 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
circular economy, governance, resource efficiency, multilevel governance, horizontal and vertical integration, Finland
language
English
id
8980230
date added to LUP
2019-06-10 09:32:40
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  abstract     = {This thesis research analyses the role of local and regional governance in fostering the circular economy, using Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme – both being regions in Finland – as study cases. The main inquiry is to understand the role along the seven causal factors that were identified as relevant for this study, which are captured by the notions of i) interpretation and congruence of the circular economy, ii) vertical integration, iii) scales of governance, iv) horizontal integration, v) measures and instruments to foster the circular economy, vi) spheres of authority, and vii) governance capacity. To shed light on these factors and answer the associated set of four sub-research questions that complement the main research question, in-depth interviews as well as a document analysis across different governance levels (supranational: EU; national: Finland; local and regional: Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme) were conducted and engaged in. In essence, the role of local and regional governance can be distilled to the three major stances of i) strategizing, ii) catalysing and facilitating, as well as iv) operationalising. Yet, several interdependencies within the local and regional level as well as between all governance levels are imperative to be taken into account.},
  author       = {Beckers, Dominik},
  keyword      = {circular economy,governance,resource efficiency,multilevel governance,horizontal and vertical integration,Finland},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Role of Local and Regional Governance in Fostering the Circular Economy: The Multistakeholder Case of Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme, Finland},
  year         = {2019},
}