What Culture does to Regional Governance: Collaboration and Negotiation in Public Transport Planning in Two Swedish Regions

Alexander Paulsson, Jens Hylander, Robert Hrelja, Transportation Research Procedia Volume 19, 2016, s. 147-150

In the context of public transportation, just as in many parts of society, the level of organizational complexity has increased over the last twenty years. Due to structural reforms and policy adjustments, responsibilities for the public transportation system in Sweden have become increasingly divided between a variety of public and private actors, thus fragmenting the organizational landscape. This development has led to an increased awareness of the need to coordinate efforts in the public transport system. Not only does this involve coordination between private and public actors, it also involves coordination between public actors located at different vertical and horizontal scales in the government structure. The literature on governance has developed as a means to theorize these shifts and changes.

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