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Political Deadlock: A Network Analysis of Decision Processes in Urban Politics

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Bettina Lelong ,

ILS Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Aachen, Germany
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Melanie Nagel,

Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
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Gernot Grabher

University for the Built Environment and Metropolitan Development, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
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Abstract

Urban stakeholders face a diverse range of socio-economic, cultural, and technical challenges that each demand diverging and partially conflicting answers. In this context, local and regional public actors’ capacity to smoothly govern decision- making processes is structurally limited. Rather typically, conflicts may occur between public administration and the business community or the civil society. Moreover, actors within public administration notoriously clash over priorities. In this paper, we address the case of decision blockades and non-action in urban development politics. More specifically, we advance a network analytical perspective to explore the dynamics that lead to a political deadlock and persistent non-action in the case of Deutz Harbour in Cologne, Germany. Our findings indicate that a distribution of power and a non-prioritisation of frames effectively hinder action towards decision-making.

How to Cite: Lelong, B., Nagel, M., & Grabher, G. (2017). Political Deadlock: A Network Analysis of Decision Processes in Urban Politics. Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences, 8(1), 133–149. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ssas.111
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Published on 31 Dec 2017.
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