The Governance of Transitions - The Transitions of Governance: Cases from Southern Africa

300 pages - 245mm x 175mm
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Why is societal transition not simply a matter of change management or normal policy design? South Africa is living proof of the ability of a society to reinvent and reinstall itself. With the advent of new societal challenges came the need for real societal innovation, especially in sectors where it was never deemed necessary or possible before. This book asks: What type of governance is helpful for developing new societal institutions and systems that can overcome systemic crises in emerging economies and fragile communities? What emerges is a compilation of chapters that introduce different parts of a solution which can be used in developing both a growing body of practices of ‘governed’ societal transitions and the associated transition of governance. This book, in part, aims to provide building blocks which government and society could use to develop strategies for creating sustainable outcomes. It considers what kind of leadership, organisation or methods for accountability enable new types of governance and what the most important barriers are.

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction – Martijn van der Steen, Johan Burger and Werner Burger
Section 1 A Conceptual Basis for Understanding Governance of Transitions and Transitions of Governance
Chapter 1 The Governance of Transitions and the Transitions of Governance – Martijn van der Steen and Derk Loorbach
Chapter 2 Learning Required for Sustainable Transitions: Looking Through the Lens of Complexity Thinking – Anneke Muller
Section 2 Rules of Engagement Derived from Case Studies in Southern Africa
Chapter 3 Co-Produced Spaces for Community Based Tourism: Participatory Options for Beneficiary Communities – Ntuthuko Mchunu and Francois Theron
Chapter 4 Impediments to Meaningful Municipal Participatory Budgeting: Six Municipal Case Studies in the Western Cape – Tembela Nabe and Johan Burger
Chapter 5 Delivering the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Community Disaster Resilience as a Participation Strategy in Stellenbosch Municipality – Nicky Ceasar and Francois Theron
Chapter 6 Public Sector Reforms and Limits of Institutional Mimicking in Re-Designing ‘Glocal’ Governance Institutions in Malawi: The Case of Service Charters – Michael Chasukwa and Happy Kayuni
Chapter 7 Morality, Corruption, And Trust: The Case of South Africa – Evangelos Mantzaris and Pregala Solosh Pillay
Section 3 Spaces of Engagement: Learning by Doing and Doing by Learning
Chapter 8 Managing the Energy-Food-Water Nexus in Developing Countries: Case Studies in Agrarian and Industrial Regimes – Jeremy Wakeford, Sasha Lagrange-Mentz and Candice Kelly
Chapter 9 City Government Resilience, Smart Cities, and Big Data: Towards a Meta-Interface Framework – Gerrit van der Waldt
Chapter 10 Renewable Energy for the Hessequa Municipality: A Systems Approach – Johan van Rensburg, Alan Brent and Imke de Kock
Conclusion – Johan Burger, Martijn van der Steen and Werner Burger
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