What's New

Volume 25 Issue 3, 2020

Special Issue on Innovations in

local representative democracy:

Dilemmas and perspectives

Edited by Eva Sørensen and Signy Irene Vabo

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

1. Councillors’ attitudes to citizen participation in policymaking as a driver of, and barrier to, democratic innovation, by Mette Sønderskov, Department of Organisation, Leadership and Management, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Elverum, Norway.

2. Innovating local representative democracy: How citizens evaluate new roles of elected and non-elected representatives, by Bas Denters, Department of Public Administration, University of Twente, Twente; Hans Vollaard, Utrecht University School of Governance, Utrecht; and Hester van de Bovenkamp, Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, all of the Netherland

3. Design matters: Tensions between democratic quality and productive collaboration, Elizabeth Toft Kristjansen, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

4. Living Labs as an Innovation Tool for Public Value Creation: Possibilities and Pitfalls, by Anne Vorre Hansen, and Lars Fuglsang, both of Department of Business, Communication and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark.

5. Mixed responses: Councillors’ attitudes towards citizens’ participation, by Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland and Arto Haveri, Tampere University, Finland.

News (Whats New)

  1. International 30th Conference New Dates: Co-VAL & 30th RESER International Conference on Value co-creation, Innovation and Digital Transformation for Public Services, January 21st – 22nd 2021 virtually, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain).

  2. GOVTRUST Jan 8 2021: The YUFE consortium, of which the University of Antwerp is part, has vacancies for 7 post-docs in the area of European identity

  3. Canada to have free, automatic tax filing system for simple returns. Thirty-six countries, including Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, permit return-free filing for some taxpayers. Canada is to join them. Speech from the Throne, 2020.

  4. Thirty-Six Countries, including Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, permit return-free filing for some taxpayers. Canada is to join them.

  5. Canadian Government: Recherche sites et publications

  6. Australian Innovation System Monitor September 2020

  7. Climate Interactive is a tool developed by an independent, not-for-profit think-tank that grew out of MIT's Sloan School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Based on a long tradition of system dynamics modeling, their simulations and insights help users see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address climate change, inequity, and related issues like energy, health, and food. Climate Interactive was named the top US Energy and Environment think tank by Prospect Magazine.

  8. Beyond 2020 Canadian public service renewal

  9. Nesta 2020 Innovation (United Kingdom).

  10. Ontario Government Forest Sector Investment & Innovation Program

Last updated:

January 7 2021