Work Package 4: Practices of Internal Collaboration for Policy Design

 

WP4 studies the emergence and nature of innovative collaboration in policy design inside governments, especially with regard to the relevance of ICT. How do ICT affect policy design inside governments and have they led to innovative collaboration practices? What are the main drivers and obstacles for such practices and how do institutional, organizational, and individual features shape the implementation of innovative collaboration practices within governments?

 

To answer these questions, WP 4 focuses on:

  • Actor constellations and actors' capabilities
  • Collaboration means, especially also the application and suitability of ICT
  • Institutional and governmental conditions shaping actors and means and their inter-linkages

We conduct

  • an inter-disciplinary academic expert survey and
  • comparative case studies.

 

The academic expert survey

This survey will examine digitalisation and collaboration in European governments. It will be conducted in ten countries, involving social scientists, legal scholars, historians, and economists. We seek to complement existing 'governance indicators' that address rather broad issues of internal collaboration in policy design.

 

Comparative case studies

We conduct case studies in five European countries to analyse the causal mechanisms of internal government collaboration, linking actors with the means of collaboration, and the usage and feasibility of ICT. We also aim to uncover country- and sector-differences and the role of different administrative traditions in enhancing and implementing novel collaboration practices.

WP4 TEAM MEMBERS

Agnes Batory

Central European University, Budapest

Hungary

WP Leader: WP2

Jan Boon

University of Antwerp

Belgium

Chesney Callens

University of Antwerp

Belgium

Nora Carstens

University of Potsdam

Germany

Samuel Defacqz

UCLouvain

Belgium

Claire Dupuy

UCLouvain

Belgium

Julia Fleischer

University of Potsdam

Germany

WP Leader: WP4

Lise H. Rykkja

University of Bergen

Norway

TROPICO Coordinator

Gerhard Hammerschmid

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Germany

WP Leader: WP6

Per Lægreid

University of Bergen

Norway

Magnus Paulsen Hansen

Roskilde Universitet

Denmark

Vicente Pina

University of Zaragoza

Spain

Tiina Randma Liiv

Tallinn University of Technology

Estonia

WP Leader: WP5

Sonia Royo

University of Zaragoza

Spain

Line Marie Sørsdal

University of Bergen

Norway

Sara Svensson

Central European University, Budapest

Hungary

Lourdes Torres

University of Zaragoza

Spain

Peter Triantafillou

Roskilde University

Denmark

WP Leader: WP8

Steven Van de Walle

KU Leuven

Belgium

WP Leader: WP3

Koen Verhoest

University of Antwerp

Belgium

WP Leader: WP7

Kadi Maria Vooglaid

Tallinn University of Technology

Estonia

Camilla Wanckel

University of Potsdam

Germany

Kai Wegrich

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Germany