3. Conflict and power (2006-2050)

This project raises questions of the role of power and conflicts in Urban Governance. Power and conflicts are seen as both productive and destructive forces that constitute the possibilities and limit of Urban Governance, and its nested attempt to steer and control (e.g. by means of planning and design). The role conflicts play can be understood by taking into account the history of their emergence, (their path dependencies) and relations to organisations, actors and institutions (interdependence). To study these dependencies in more detail we will focus on mechanisms and technologies that shape and maintain conflicts. Key publications in this theme are:

Heet en niet te blussen. Conflicten als performatieve communicatie systemen, een Luhmaniaans perspectief | Pellis, A, Duineveld, M.. de Vries, J. & Kil, A.J. (2019)Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap. 

The persistence of tightly coupled conflicts. The case of Loisaba, Kenya. Pellis, A., Pas, A., & Duineveld, M. (2018). Conservation & Society, 16(4), pp. 387-396. 

Conflicts forever. The path dependencies of tourism conflicts; the case of Anabeb Conservancy, Namibia. | Pellis, A., Duineveld, M., & Wagner, L. (2015). In G. T. Johannesson, C. Ren & R. Van der Duim (Eds.), Tourism encounters and controversies: Ontological politics of tourism development (pp. 115-138). Surrey: Ashgate. 

Power and contingency in planning | Assche, K. van; Duineveld, M.; Beunen, R. (2014) Environment and Planning A 46 . – p. 2385 – 2400.

The Power of Tulips: Constructing Nature and Heritage in a Contested Landscape | Duineveld, M.; Assche, K.A.M. van (2011) Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 13 (2). – p. 79 – 98.

The relationship between description and prescription in transition research | Duineveld, M.; Beunen, R. ; Assche, K.A.M. van; During, R. ; Ark, R.G.H. van (2009) In: Transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food chains in peri-urban areas / Poppe, K.J., Termeer, C., Slingerland, M., Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers, – p. 309 – 323.